Leeds drug dealer cried after police search him in mum’s car

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A DRUG dealer from Leeds sobbed after being found with cocaine in his mother’s car, a court heard.

Jordan Walker, 22, of St Lukes Green, Beeston, became agitated and started shaking when police confronted him in his mother’s Volkswagon Golf on October 14 last year.

Leeds Crown Court heard Walker had sped up to a house in the south Leeds area at around 6.40pm.

Police then searched him and found three grams of cocaine in his possession.

The class A drug had been split into nine bags and could have a street value of around £180.

After being quizzed by police, Walker said he had committed the crime to help pay for childcare after struggling to find work.

Graham Parkin, mitigating, said: “At this time, [Walker] was out of work and his girlfriend is in her second year of a degree course.

“He had been asking everybody he knew whether there were any jobs that could be done of any sort because he was so desperate for money to support his girlfriend and child.”

Leeds Crown Court also heard yesterday that Walker confessed to having £2,000 in cash in his bedroom at the time of his arrest.

Police later searched his home and recovered the money but Walker maintained that the cash had come from the sale of his car.

Judge James Spencer, QC, said: “This smacks of excuses being given, when the truth is that he had over £2,000 in cash in his bedroom.

“Where is the room for sympathy?”

Walker charged with possession of cocaine with intent to supply.

At the Leeds court yesterday he was sentenced to two years in prison.

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