Suspended jail terms for festival pair who offered drugs to plain clothes police (From This Is Wiltshire)
Suspended jail terms for festival pair who offered drugs to plain clothes police
A pair of drunken festival goers caught trying to sell drugs to police officers have been handed suspended jail sentences.
Christy Littleford and Tomer Shaltiel had spent the day in the beer tent before approaching the plain clothes cops with the offer of ecstasy.
But after being told 'it is as amateurish bit of a dealing as comes before these courts' a judge sitting at Swindon crown court imposed suspended sentences on the pair.
Colin Meeke, prosecuting, said Littleford, 21, and Shaltiel, 23, were at the Sunrise Festival in Chapmanslade on Friday, May 30 last year when they approached Sgt Neil Duffin and PC Rebecca Grist, who were patrolling the site in plain clothes.
He said Shaltiel walked up to them and said 'Do you want to buy any pills of MDMA?', and shortly after Littleford walked a little way to a tent and asked the same question. It was then that the officers produced their warrant cards, and arrested them.
Littleford handed over a pouch containing 11 ecstasy tablets, one pill of a similar drug, some psilocin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, and just over a gram of cannabis.
Littleford, of Brynland Avenue, Bristol, pleaded guilty to possessing a class A drug with intent to supply and offering to supply the drug, two counts of simple possession of a class A drug and one of class B drug, while Shaltiel, of Stroud Road, Linden, Gloucester, admitted offering to supply a class A drug.
Judge Tim Mousley QC imposed one-year jail terms suspended for 18 months and ordered they each do 150 hours of unpaid work.