Thin blue lines: a lurid tale of cops, coke and coitus
A wild drug-fueled affair between two Brit constables ends in jail terms for both
A UK policewoman and her married PC lover have been jailed over a drug-fuelled affair in which she was pictured with a line of cocaine on her breasts.
WPC Kerry Reeve, 36, and fellow constable Adam Jackson, who both worked for the Greater Manchester Police, sent each other SMSs boasting about the amount of drugs they were consuming. In one exchange, Reeve, who served with the force’s Tactical Aid riot squad unit, sent a message to Jackson stating: “Any news on Friday's package yet? I well wanna get on it.”
When Jackson, 36, later offered to get three bags of cocaine for £100, she replied: “Yeah babe, we’ll just take it easy, we’ll be right. We had way too much last time and it fucked us up so this time we can just have a load of fun instead.”
After one drug-taking session, Jackson sent a text to a friend saying: “Was a laugh mate. I was fucking wired. 7 bags of coke between us and I had three pills too. Made the most of it. Wish it had just been me and Kez though.”
Prosecutor Alexander Langhorn told the Manchester Crown Court that Jackson had begun to ask Daniel Wade, a local dealer, for cocaine on an occasional basis in November 2015, at the same time he entered into an extramarital affair with Reeves.
“Wade received a message from Jackson stating: ‘Do you know anybody who can get some sniff?’ ” he said.
In one of Jackson’s messages to Wade, they discussed a “birthday bonanza package” of three grams of cocaine costing £90, and talked of an “8ball”, which is equal to 3.5g worth £250.
One SMS that the PC, who worked in the special operations unit, sent to Wade included a photo of cocaine and a rolled £20 note saying: “I’m gonna have to start buying 2 every time. One just isn’t enough anymore.”
The pair were arrested last February as Jackson emerged from Reeve’s home in Middleton, Greater Manchester, with a holdall containing cocaine, MDMA and Viagra pills. He threw the bag back inside the house and tried to slam the front door. Reeve was found in the dining room, also with cocaine. The dealers were arrested later.
It emerged that Jackson would routinely smoke cannabis while off duty and had bought the cocaine from a dealer who referred to him as “my piggy pal”.
Reeve, who earned £52,000 a year, had traces of cocaine in her hair when she was quizzed at a police station, and had a habit dating back five years. She broke down in court as she was jailed for 31 weeks after admitting encouraging the commission of drugs offences.
The court heard that she had previously been in an abusive relationship and had undergone extensive surgery to her face following the injuries she suffered. She has since quit her job.
Jackson, who earned £48,910 a year, admitted possession of cocaine on 20 occasions and was jailed for 18 months. He lost his job and has been trying to repair his marriage, the court heard.
Judge Michael Leeming told him: “You had no thought to how this would affect your performance at work or the impact on your reputation as a police officer or public confidence in the police. That beggars belief.”
Detective Inspector Mark Smith of the Greater Manchester Police said: “Both officers in this case have committed a serious breach of cause of conduct. Their offending has had a detrimental impact on the trust of the community police.”
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