Jail for drug dealer on CCTV

Dominic Tasker, of Bentley,  admitted two offences of possessing cocaine and Mcat with intent to supply at Sheffield Crown Court
Dominic Tasker, of Bentley, admitted two offences of possessing cocaine and Mcat with intent to supply at Sheffield Crown Court
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Eagle-eyed CCTV operators spotted a man drug dealing in Doncaster town centre and alerted police.

It resulted in 24-year-old Dominic Tasker being arrested over the incident – and he has now been jailed for 32 months at Sheffield Crown Court.

Prosecutor Susan Evans told the hearing Tasker, of Balfour Road, Bentley was observed selling drugs from his car to a user.

The male buyer was found to have 332 mgms of cocaine on him and a bag of cocaine containing 157 mgms was found in the car. Two further bags of Mcat were found in Tasker’s possession and a search of his house revealed a stash of cocaine.

Texts recovered from his mobile indicated he had been dealing in drugs and £710 cash was also seized from him.

Tasker admitted two offences of possessing cocaine and Mcat with intent to supply after the incident on October 25 last year.

Lucy Brown, defending, said Tasker was an Mcat user and added that he dealt in drugs to support his habit and to clear his debts.

“He bitterly regrets his involvement in this,” she said.

He shared custody of his four-year-old son with his ex-partner and this would have an impact on them.

Judge Mark Gargan said of Tasker: “You are a man of whom there is much good to say and a man of more or less good character.

“But the reason you are here is that you were dealing drugs.

“The texts demonstrate that you were a persistent drug dealer.”

Tasker was given 32 months in prison for the cocaine offence and 18 months to run concurrently for dealing in Mcat.