Mirfield dealer caught with heroin and crack cocaine after his car overtook unmarked West Yorkshire Police vehicle at speed

A drug dealer who was caught as he delivered heroin and crack cocaine in a car in West Yorkshire has been jailed for 31 months.

Monday, 20th September 2021, 12:00 pm
Ryan McFarland

Ryan McFarland was arrested after the car he was travelling in overtook an unmarked police car at speed in Cleckheaton.

The officer signalled for the Kia Sportage car to stop in the early hours of May 11 last year.

Deborah Smithies, prosecuting, said the vehicle was being driven by another man, McFarland was in the front passenger seat and a female 'customer' was on the backseat.

McFarland was told he was going to be searched and pulled a bag of drugs from his trousers.

The bag contained 34 wraps of heroin and 42 of crack cocaine. The drugs were worth around £500.

The defendant also had £170 in cash and a number of mobile phones were in the vehicle.

One of the phones contained 'bulk messages' advertising the sale of illegal drugs.

As he was arrested, McFarland said to the officers: "I'm not getting done for this.They are not my drugs."

On his way to the police station he told officers he had been selling drugs for around eight weeks.

McFarland, 20, of Queen Street, Mirfield, pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing a class A drug with intent to supply.

Richard Holland, mitigating, said McFarland pleaded guilty to the offences at an early stage and had been in custody for 16 months since being arrested.

Mr Holland said McFarland had been selling the drugs to pay off a debt he had built up with dealers higher up the supply chain.