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Sheffield and Rotherham drugs gang jailed for total of 25 years

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A gang of South Yorkshire heroin and cocaine dealers have been sentenced to a combined total of more than 25 years in prison.

Nine men and one woman have been jailed as a result of ‘Operation Catchall’, an operation to clamp down on Class A drug dealing in South Yorkshire.

A six-month covert operation resulted in arrests being made in Sheffield and Rotherham in March this year, with 14 people charged in relation to drugs offences.

Ten people were sentenced today at Sheffield Crown Court after three others were sentenced at an earlier hearing. Charges were dropped against one man.

Detective Sergeant Nikki Leach, who helped lead the investigation, said: “Several months of detailed and sensitive covert investigations, targeting the supply of heroin and crack cocaine, has resulted in these sentences being handed out at court today.”

Detective Chief Inspector Bob Chapman, who oversaw the investigation, added: “It is no exaggeration to say that the streets of South Yorkshire are a safer place as a result of the extensive work that has been carried out.

“But Operation Catchall is not the end of our work to crack down on Class A drug dealing.

“A dedicated proactive team of specialist officers have been installed in Rotherham and are dedicated to tackling the distribution of Class A drugs head on, in liaison with our partners and other agencies.”

Kyle Dearn, 26, of Dagnam Crescent in Sheffield, was sentenced to four years in prison. He had previously pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of heroin, being concerned in the supply of cocaine and possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply.

Sirwan Rahimi, 23, of Hatherley Road in Eastwood, Rotherham, had pleaded guilty to 11 offences of supply of heroin and cocaine, and being concerned in the supply of both heroin and cocaine. He was sentenced to four years in prison.

Nathan Walker, 23, also of Hatherley Road, admitted three offences of supply of heroin and cocaine, and was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison.

Waleed Naz, 19, of Herbert Street in Kimberworth, Rotherham, was sentenced to five years in prison. He had pleaded guilty to four charges of being concerned in the supply of heroin, supply of cocaine, supply of heroin and possession of heroin with intent to supply.

Connor Brittle, 21, of HMP Doncaster, pleaded guilty to eight counts of supply of heroin and cocaine and was sentenced to four months in prison to run consecutively to matters that he’d previously been sentenced for.

Michael Taylor, 22, of Selbourne Street in Eastwood, Rotherham, pleaded guilty to supply of heroin, supply of cocaine, and possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply. He was sentenced to two years and four months in prison.

Andzelinka Gudkova, 21, of Hatherley Road, Eastwood, Rotherham pleaded guilty to supplying cocaine and heroin between December 2013 and January 2014. She was jailed for one year and eight months.

Aniece Alam, 23, of Selwyn Street, Eastwood, Rotherham pleaded guilty to supplying cocaine and heroin and was sentenced to three years in prison.

A 17-year-old boy from Broome, Rotherham, pleaded guilty to supply of heroin, supply of cocaine and possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply. He was sentenced to a two-year detention and training order.

And a 16-year-old boy, of Tinsley in Sheffield, admitted supply of heroin, supply of cocaine and being concerned in the supply of both. He was sentenced to an 18-month detention and training order.

Those already sentenced at an earlier date are Robert Gabor, Abdul Qaisar and a 17-year-old boy.

Gabor, 21, of Pond Close in Stannington, Sheffield, admitted one count of offering to supply heroin and was sentenced to 16 weeks imprisonment.

Qaisar, 19, of Bowen Road in Rotherham, pleaded guilty being concerned in the supply of class A drugs, and was sentenced to a 12-month referral order at Rotherham Youth Court.

And the 17-year-old boy, from Eastwood in Rotherham, pleaded guilty to possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply. He was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment at Rotherham Youth Court.

 
 
 

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