Teenage girl from Honiton admits supplying Class A drugs to undercover cops

PUBLISHED: 12:54 21 December 2017 | UPDATED: 13:22 21 December 2017

A 17-year-old girl from Honiton has admitted supplying drugs to undercover cops. Inset image: Thinkstock

A 17-year-old girl from Honiton has admitted supplying drugs to undercover cops. Inset image: Thinkstock


The 17-year-old supplied heroin and crack cocaine to officers from a property in Exeter.

A covert police operation caught a teenage girl from Honiton supplying Class A drugs from an Exeter property.

The youth, 17, who can not be named for legal reasons, admitted handing over 0.19 grams of heroin and 0.12 grams of crack cocaine to undercover cops when she appeared at Exeter Magistrates’ Court this morning (Thursday).

The four dealings, carried out on July 24 and 25 this year, were recorded by officers as part of a wider police operation held in January.

Giles Rowden, prosecuting, said police were in contact with someone by phone to arrange deals.

He told the bench: “On both occasions, [the defendant] came out of the property and handed drugs to officers.”

The court heard that the dealings between the girl, who has no previous convictions, and the undercover officers were ‘under direction’.

Caroline Salvatore, defending, asked for the case to be adjourned for a pre-sentence report.

Judith Killen, chairing the bench, granted the request, adding: “We agree we should keep this case here and return back for an all-options report.”

The case was adjourned to January 18.

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