A Buxton man who admitted supplying cocaine to an undercover police officer has been spared jail.
Imposing an 18-month prison sentence suspended for 18 months, Judge Jonathan Gosling told John Darbyshire: “In the autumn and winter of last year police launched an undercover drugs operation, one in Chesterfield and one in Buxton.
“About 40 people in total were arrested. The opinion is that peddlers of class A and class B drugs are dangerous, sinister, rather dark entrenched criminals from neighbouring cities, but far from it. Almost without exception they have all been similar to you, essentially decent honest responsible men, young men from stable families with a sound education and good jobs.