Rotherham man handed five year jail sentenced for possession of weapons and Class A drugs

A Rotherham man was sentenced to five years in prison yesterday for possession of Class A drugs and a firearm.

Friday, 30th October 2020, 3:30 pm

Glynn Hopewell, 35, was arrested on May 28 of this year after a raid was executed at his address in Whiston.

Officers recovered quantities of heroin and cocaine alongside a firearm and ammunition while visiting his property in Rotherham.

Hopewell, of Furnival Way, was then charged with possession of a firearm and possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

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Glynn Hopewell, 35, was jailed for five years for possession of a firearm and Class A drugs.

The 35-year-old pleaded guilty to the charges at court yesterday (October 29) and was handed five years imprisonment for his crimes by the judge.

PC Darren Walker said: “Firearm offences of any kind will not be tolerated in South Yorkshire.

"This shows that you don’t have to use a gun in order to face a significant prison sentence.

"Even being in possession of a weapon and ammunition is enough to get you arrested, charged and held to account in court.“We work incredibly hard to gather intelligence and execute warrants on addresses which we believe have links to drugs and weapons.

"I would urge anyone with suspicions or concerns, to get in touch with police.

“Any information, no matter how small, could help get a dangerous weapon off the streets of South Yorkshire.”Anyone who has information about potential drugs and weapon related crimes should call police on 101 or contact their local neighbourhood policing team.

Alternatively, you can report information anonymously by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.

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