A TRIO of Darlington drug dealers are due to be sentenced later this month for selling heroin.

Mother and son, Tracey Hay and Gary Hull, will be joined by the Hay’s former partner Rory Eyles when they next appear at Teesside Crown Court.

All three have pleaded guilty to a number of charges relating to the conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

Eyles, 42, of Surtees Street, Darlington, and co-accused Hull, 30, of Cartmell Terrace, Darlington, both pleaded guilty at earlier hearings at the end of last year.

Hay, 69, of Havelock Street, Darlington, entered her guilty pleas to two charges of supplying heroin when she appeared in court this week.

Martin Towers, prosecuting, said Hay was involved in the supply of heroin following her arrest in December 18.

The court heard that Hay had four similar convictions for drug dealing since 2000.

Judge Deborah Sherwin remanded Hay in custody until all three can be sentenced on July 15.

She said: “Considering the length of sentence that Mrs Hay is facing I’m not prepared to grant bail again.”

Michele Turner, representing Eyles, said her client would appear before the court via a videolink from her law firm’s office before heading to court to be sentenced. When asked whether that was a feasible idea by the judge, she replied: “It wouldn’t be in his best interests to upset the sentencing judge.”