14/11/2013 12:41 GMT | Updated 14/11/2013 12:57 GMT

Police Officer Pleads Guilty To Offering To Supply Cocaine

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The officer pleaded guilty to offering to supplying cocaine

A Police Officer has pleaded guilty to a charge of offering to supply cocaine. Appearing at at Derby Crown Court on Thursday, Pc Sarah Greaves from Doncaster admitted a charge of making an offer to supply the class A drug. The 29-year-old officer has been suspended from South Yorkshire Police.

The court heard she made offers to supply the cocaine in text messages last year but no drugs were ever exchanged. Greaves, wearing a black suit and pale green blouse, appeared tearful as she stood alongside co-accused Adam Dickinson in the dock.

Dickinson, 31, from Worksop, Nottinghamshire, also pleaded guilty to a charge of making an offer to supply a class A drug, namely cocaine. The court heard the charges were brought following a "lengthy and very complex investigation" by South Yorkshire Police into drug-dealing activity in South Yorkshire.

Katherine Goddard, defending Greaves, said: "Text messages were exchanged but no drugs were in fact provided. The third party was interviewed by police. She had never received any drugs and was never charged with any offences."

Judge John Burgess adjourned sentencing for reports. He said the pair would be sentenced at a date to be set at Sheffield Crown Court. Granting the pair unconditional bail, Mr Burgess told them: "A custodial sentence is a likely disposal. "I am granting you bail. You should read nothing into that."

South Yorkshire Police said Greaves was charged in June this year after phone records belonging to her co-accused were examined. In a statement released after Thursday's court hearing, the force said Greaves had offered her resignation to South Yorkshire Police on Wednesday and it had been accepted.

The force also confirmed that Greaves had been suspended from duty since June. David Crompton, Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police, said: "Greaves has brought shame upon herself, her colleagues and the police service through her criminal behaviour and will now, rightly, be subject to punishment.

"Whilst Greaves' former colleagues continue to act with the upmost integrity, dedication and professionalism, this case serves to demonstrate that no-one, including those employed as police officers, is above the law."