Trenae Greenland and Katie Barrington were sentenced to prison for using their extra $73k from day jobs to buy cocaine at night and on the weekends.
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The Newport, South Wales, couple boosted their income from their day jobs by working as drug dealers on the weekends and at the night.
The class A drug brought in more than $122 on a weekday and $244 on a weekend for dealers Katie Barrington, 29, and Trenae Greenland, 30.
Prosecutor Nigel Fryer said: "There were many conversations about future holidays, expensive holidays. Their motivation here was greed."
They were arrested after a stranger approached their Volkswagen Golf outside of a building of apartments, saw them inside, and left again.
Mr. Fryer said: "Officers quickly came to the view a drug deal was taking place.”
“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 analyzed the phone and found references to how much money they were making by drug dealing."
The pair, who are from Newport, Gwent, acknowledged having illegal property in their possession as well as intent to supply cocaine and involvement in its sale.
In the defense of Greenland, Kevin Seal claimed that the two were suffering from addiction and were selling narcotics to pay back debts 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 $73k 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.”
“You are two young ladies of good character. Two young ladies with a future which you have thrown away."
They were each sentenced to two years and eight months in prison, and they must now appear at a Proceeds of Crime Act hearing to pay back their illegally obtained wealth.