Doncaster crack dealer ditched drugs and cash during police chase
A Doncaster crack dealer who ditched drugs and cash during a police chase claimed he was under pressure to pay off a £1,000 poker debt.
Levi Delmar aroused suspicions when he sped off after seeing a marked car at a roundabout on Norwich Road, at 11.25pm on May 19, last year, said prosecutor Andrew Smith.
"He knew that he was required to stop and took two junctions without slowing or looking after other road users," he said.
The pursuit only lasted around 500 metres before Delmar threw the bag out of the window and stopped abruptly on Exeter Drive.
It contained 2.2 grammes of crack cocaine in 14 £20 deal bags, along with £785 in cash, Mr Smith told Sheffield Crown Court on Wednesday.
He said Delmar received three years for dealing heroin and cocaine in 2014, and had subsequent convictions for driving offences and dealing cannabis.
"Either it's his own, relatively small operation or he's street dealing for a larger operation by carrying relatively low amounts of drugs," Mr Smith said.
Tunde Okewale, mitigating, said: "He fell back with the wrong crowd and took a step backwards. He is deeply remorseful.
"He was taking positive steps and works as a gamekeeper and dog breeder."
Dr Okewale said a prison sentence would impact on Delmar's young son.
Delmar, 28, of Lonsdale Avenue, Intake, pleaded guilty to possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply, possession of criminal property, and dangerous driving, last year.
Recorder Amy Mannion adjourned sentencing for a probation report.