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Man accused of trying to sell crack to police
11:00am Thursday 21st March 2013 in News
A MAN tried to sell crack cocaine and heroine to a police officer he thought was a drug user, a court heard.
Rudy Pollard, 35, of Lucy Faithfull House, Speedwell Street, Oxford, is standing trial on four drug-related charges following three incidents which allegedly took place last June 27.
He admits two charges of possessing Class A drugs after he was caught with five wraps of heroin and six wraps of crack cocaine.
But he denies two charges of possessing crack and heroin with intent to supply and two charges of offering to supply the drugs.
During his trial at Oxford Crown Court a jury heard he approached PC Oliver Jaques, who was working undercover, in St Thomas Street, Oxford.
Yesterday, Peter Pride, prosecuting, said Pollard had asked the officer: “You waiting for L and D?” Mr Pride said these were abbreviations for “light” and “dark” which acted as code names for “crack” and “heroin”.
He said: “That is why he went up to a police officer, because he was offering to supply him with drugs.”
But when he gave evidence Pollard told the jury he was just hoping to wait with the officer for a dealer. He said: “I take drugs, but don’t deal them.”
Mr Pride said that Pollard had been seen dealing earlier in the day.
The trial continues.