Man jailed for nine years over drug and money laundering ring in Sheffield

Leyton Blake
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A man has been jailed for nine years for his part in a drug trafficking and money laundering ring in Sheffield.

Leyton Blake, aged 23, of Fife Street, Wincobank, was jailed for seven-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to two counts of possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply.

He was jailed for a further 18 months after pleading guilty to money laundering.

Blake was convicted following a police probe into drug dealing in Parson Cross, Sheffield.

In March 2014, officers searched a house on Morgan Avenue on the estate and seized nearly £236,000 in cash, heroin worth over £50,000 and crack cocaine worth over £72,000.

Detective Constable Andy Miller said: “The sentencing of Leyton Blake marks another success for our continued efforts to stamp out drug trafficking and related crime in Sheffield.

“Drugs are a blight on our local communities and we are committed to tackling those individuals that seek to deal drugs and profit from their illegal activity, like Blake and others.”

As part of the same investigation, 28-year-old Ross Gillott, of Morgan Avenue, appeared before Sheffield Crown Court in October 2014 and pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply and money laundering.

He was jailed for 10 years.

DC Miller added: “I hope the convictions handed to both Blake and Gillott serve as a warning to those out there who choose to be involved in drugs offences - our work will not stop to identify you, apprehend you and bring you to justice.”