Sheffield dealer jailed for a decade after cops find drugs, gun and ammunition
A dealer has been jailed for a decade after police raided a house and found drugs, a gun and ammunition linked to him.
Awais Ahmed, aged 21 and formerly of Empire Road, Nether Edge, was found guilty of six counts of possession with intent to supply class A and class B drugs at Sheffield Crown Court last week following a trial.
The charges related to heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and MDMA.
Detective Chief Inspector Paul Murphy said: “I am pleased that Awais Ahmed has been handed a sentence which will take him off our streets for a significant period of time
“Ahmed was arrested on 21 September 2020 following a warrant executed by the Armed Crime Team on 18 September 2020 at an address on Brookfield Road, Sheffield, in which drugs were recovered. Officers conducting the warrant also recovered a firearm and ammunition, taking them off the streets for good.
“This is a positive result for local residents who are fed up with drug dealing taking place on their doorsteps. Ultimately, the funds from the supply of drugs are used to fund criminal activity. By removing individuals from networks of dealers, the supply chain is weakened and opportunities for further police activity are created.
“We are committed to tackling drug supply in our communities, please make sure you report any concerns to us, your information does make a difference.”
Anyone with information about those involved in the supply of drugs should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.