Cocaine, MDMA and cash seized in crackdown on drugs on Sheffield estate

Dealer bags of cocaine and MDMA were seized along with hundreds of pounds in cash in a crackdown on drugs on a Sheffield estate.

Friday, 18th June 2021, 11:55 am

The Walkley and Hillsborough policing team mounted an operation in Upperthorpe in response to residents’ concerns about drug dealing and speeding on Oxford Street.

Officers used a laser speed device to check passing traffic and set up a check-point to search vehicles.

One car searched led to the discovery of £200 in cash and some Class A drugs.

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Police officers mounted an operation to tackle drug dealing and speeding in the Oxford Street area of Upperthorpe, Sheffield
Police officers mounted an operation to tackle drug dealing and speeding in the Oxford Street area of Upperthorpe, Sheffield

The motorist behind the wheel was arrested on suspicion of drug driving.

In another search of a car, 23 dealer bags of cocaine, worth around £900, were recovered along with MDMA tablets worth £200.

A mobile phone was also found in the car.

Sergeant Simon Kirkham said: “Residents had expressed concerns and we said we would do something about it. The team set up a check point and spent several hours conducting checks.

“Local residents were pleased with the initiative but where we set up appeared to frustrate one or two drug users who could not get their daily fix. ‘How long are you here for?’, one shouted.

“We have a great deal of proactive work planned and your support is both vital and very much appreciated.”

Two cars were seized in the operation – one for being unsafe to drive on the roads and the other for being used in crime.

Anyone with information on those involved in the supply of drugs in Sheffield should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.

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