Sheffield drug dealer is jailed

A Sheffield drug dealer who forced a teenager into the back of a car has been sentenced to more than five years in a young offender institution.

Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 11:26 am

Abidul Islam had introduced the Chesterfield teen to the world of crime but when the 16-year-old said he no longer wanted to be involved, Islam drove him around Sheffield for four hours and threatened him.

Islam (20) has been sentenced to 65 months in a young offender institution after admitting false imprisonment and supplying heroin and cannabis.

He first met the boy in Chesterfield last year and persuaded him to sell small amounts of cannabis a day for him. But this soon escalated to selling hundreds of pounds worth of heroin daily and the youngster told Islam he wanted to stop.

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Abidul Islam has been jailed.

On July 13, Islam turned up at the house the boy was at and dragged him out and into the car. At one point, the boy had a gun pointed to his head.

Eventually, he was let out at Sheffield train station and he later told his mother what he had been involved in.

Police worked with partner agencies to safeguard the boy and he and his family have been moved away from the area.

Islam, of Glen Road, Sheffield, was sentenced at Derby Crown Court on Friday 31 January.

DCI Darren Pope said: “Islam talked this naïve teen into selling drugs and he would travel from Chesterfield to Sheffield by train to collect the drugs.

“But the situation soon became far more serious when Islam pressured him into selling harder drugs.

“When he told Islam he didn’t want to be involved anymore and he turned off his phone, that’s when Islam turned on him and bundled him into a car.

“It must have been a terrible ordeal for this youngster and I’m pleased that we have been able to help him and his family move away from the area.”

DCI Pope said people who travel regularly by train can help the police by looking out for the signs of youngsters who may have been forced to carry drugs.