Sheffield drug dealing pair jailed as pair arrested after police pursuit across city

Two Sheffield drug dealers have been jailed after a police pursuit.

Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 8:35 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 8:35 pm

Tariq Ihtishaam, 23 and Adam Mohammed, 24 both of Darnall, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court following charges of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug.

On 8 December 2017 at around 2pm, officers from the Darnall Neighbourhood Team attempted to speak to the occupants of a blue Volkswagen Golf that was parked up in a car park on Station Road in Sheffield.

As officers approached, the car made off and was pursued by the officers with the vehicle eventually coming to a stop on Greenland Road. Ihtishaam was found with a large quantity of money and a knife in his possession. The glove box compartment contained a bag full of individually sealed Class B cannabis wraps.

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The pair both got five years after a police pursuit cornered them.

Mohammed also had several wraps of cannabis on him and DNA found at the scene led officers to locate the suspects.

Both men have been sentenced to five years.

Acting Sergeant Mark Cope explained how his officers managed to obtain evidence against the pair.

He said: “Our officers PC Gourdin and PC Meakin were able to work with our forensics team to secure vital evidence and ensure both men were brought before the courts.

“Our team is committed to tackling drug use in our communities, we will continue to disrupt organised crime gangs and the associated criminality.”

“We are stronger with our communities help and I would like to thank those that continue to support our efforts and provide intelligence.”