'Greedy' glamorous couple who sold cocaine to pay for luxury holidays and designer clothes are jailed | The Sun

A GREEDY glamour couple earning £60,000-a-year turned to selling cocaine for luxury holidays and designer clothes. 

Katie Barrington, 29, and Trenae Greenland, 30, made more than £100 on a weekday and £200 on a weekend by dealing the class A drug. 

The couple, of Newport, worked as drug dealers on evenings and weekends to top up the income from their day jobs.

Prosecutor Nigel Fryer said: "There were many conversations about future holidays, expensive holidays. Their motivation here was greed."

They were caught after being seen in a Volkswagen Golf parked outside a block of flats when a man came out to their car and left again. 

Mr Fryer said: "Officers quickly came to the view a drug deal was taking place.


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“A large amount of cash was recovered."

Newport Crown Court heard officers also found three bags of white powder and a Nokia mobile phone that the women had tried to conceal in the car and an iPhone.

Mr Fryers said that officers analysed the phone and found references to how much money they were making by drug dealing."

The pair, of Newport, Gwent, admitted possession of cocaine with intent to supply, being concerned in the supply of cocaine, and possession of criminal property.

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Kevin Seal, defending Greenland said the pair were in " the ravages of an addiction" and sold drugs to pay off a debt to dealers.

Nicholas Gedge, for Barrington, said: “She is an intelligent young lady. Her family and friends speak very highly of her.

"Her route into cocaine addiction is a very sensitive one. She struggled for a long time to deal with it. This sent her into drug debt. This is what she thought was a way out."

Judge DJ Hale told them: “You were in a relationship for around five years. You both had good jobs. Your household income from those jobs together was over £60,000-a-year.

“You had a sound future together, and you have thrown it all away through, in effect, shared greed.

“If you hadn’t been caught by sheer chance, you would’ve carried on doing this. Putting more people in debt. You got into this because you were in debt, but you knew how this was putting customers in debt.

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“You are two young ladies of good character. Two young ladies with a future which you have thrown away."

They were each jailed for two years and eight months in prison and face a Proceeds of Crime Act hearing to repay their ill-gotten gains.

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