Leeds Crown Court heard undercover police officers regularly called the ‘Jordan Line’ to arrange heroin and crack cocaine deals over a period of five months from last November.
Prosecutor, David Mackay said 21-year-old Rahim Harvey-Gatewood, of Spencer Place, Chapeltown, was the “prime mover” in the conspiracy, which police estimate was responsible for heroin and crack cocaine deals worth more than £83,000.
Mr Mackay said Harvey-Gatewood did some drug dealing and ran the ‘Jordan Line’ mobile phone and told others where and when to sell drugs.
The court heard Harvey-Gatewood went on a week’s holiday to Cape Verde with his partner in February this year and passed the running of the “Jordan Line’ over to 37-year-old Levon Halliday, of no fixed abode.
Mr Mackay said 21-year-old Dane Bahar, of Scott Hall Place, Chapel Allerton, acted as a runner and was directed where and when to sell drugs.
Gatewood admitted four charges of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. Bahar and Halliday each admitted two charges of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.
Judge Robin Mairs jailed Harvey-Gatewood for seven-years-and-three months. Halliday was jailed for five-and-a-half-years and Bahar was jailed for four-years-and-two-months.
Richard Canning, for Harvey-Gatewood, said he was paid a wage by people higher up the chain. Kara Frith for Halliday said he was paid £250 for his week-long involvement.
Adrian Pollard for Bahar, said: “He was involved during November. He confirmed he was acting as a runner.”
Judge Mairs said: “This was street dealing of Class A drugs on a major commercial scale.”