Man jailed for eight years over heroin

Convicted Andrew Bell
Convicted Andrew Bell
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A man has been jailed for eight years after police caught him in the act of conducting a drugs deal.

Andrew Bell, aged 40, of Brameld Road in Rawmarsh, Rotherham, was seen by plain clothes police officers on Dale Road in Rotherham on February 8 this year.

He was about to conduct a drugs deal and, when searched, was in possession of seven small packs of heroin.

Four days earlier a drugs warrant executed at his home address had uncovered 18 small packs of heroin. The total value of the drugs was £250.

Bell was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court to eight years in jail.

PC Brett Thompson from Rawmarsh Safer Neighbourhood Team, who arrested and charged Bell, said: “I hope this sends a message out to anyone who thinks that dealing drugs in the streets is acceptable.”