Northampton drug dealer jailed after selling cocaine and heroin to undercover police officers

Brendan Kennedy NNL-140306-155009001
Brendan Kennedy NNL-140306-155009001

A drug dealer from Northampton who was caught after he sold cocaine and heroin to two undercover police officers has been jailed for two years and 10 months.

Brendan Kennedy, aged 30, of Carlton Gardens, Kingsley, appeared at Northampton Crown Court for sentencing after pleading guilty to a number of charges of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply.

The court heard Kennedy was arrested by officers as part of Operation Rhino, a crackdown on drugs suppliers in the town.

James Thomas, prosecuting, said Kennedy sold cocaine and heroin to police officers during an undercover operation on the tennis courts in The Racecourse on March 7, 2013.

Kennedy’s address was subsequently raided by officers and they found 17 ‘rocks’ of crack cocaine, a small amount of heroin and £400 cash. A diary containing quantities of drugs and profit margins was also recovered.

Kennedy also pleaded guilty to two fraud charges that related to him stealing more than £10,000 from two of his partner’s mothers bank accounts after he signed her up for internet banking without her knowledge.

Judge Lynn Tayton sentenced Kennedy to two-and-a-half years in prison for the drugs offences and a further four months, to be served consecutively, for the fraud charges.

Judge Tayton said: “The theft of the money caused the victim a considerable amount of anxiety.”

Colin Charvill, defending, said his client was ashamed by what he had done.