Tenant’s boyfriend dealt drugs from Sheffield home

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A WOMAN has lost her Sheffield home after allowing it to be used by her boyfriend for cannabis dealing.

Police raided Charlotte Kartawick’s home at Plowright Way, Gleadless, in June last year.

Officers found a quantity of cannabis, along with items associated with the supply of drugs including digital scales and medium plastic ‘dealer’ bags.

Miss Kartawick’s partner, Stevie Bingham, aged 24, was subsequently convicted at Sheffield Crown Court of the supply of cannabis and possession with intent to supply cannabis.

He was sentenced to eight months in prison.

While Miss Kartawick, 21, was not charged with any offences, Sheffield Homes and Sheffield Council deemed her ‘responsible for the actions of members of her household or guests, under the terms of her tenancy agreement’.

The authorities started proceedings to take back possession of the property.

The case was heard at Sheffield County Court, where counsel for Miss Kartawick said she had decided to move out of the property and had found alternative accommodation.

A possession order was granted by a judge.

Coun Harry Harpham, Sheffield Council’s cabinet member for housing, said: “It is completely unacceptable for any tenant to behave this way in a council property.

“This tenant must take responsibility for her partner.

“As Miss Kartawick chose to ignore the terms of her tenancy she now pays the ultimate price by losing her home.”

Miss Kartawick was also ordered to pay the council’s £3,939 costs.