Sheffield man Abdi Ali jailed for dealing heroin and crack cocaine on streets

A Sheffield man has been jailed for dealing heroin and crack cocaine on the streets of South Yorkshire.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 2:43 pm

Abdi Ali, aged 25, was stopped and searched by officers and found to be carrying 15 wraps of heroin and 38 wraps of crack cocaine, worth a total of £900.

He was also carrying £300 in cash.

Ali was stopped after officers witnessed him carrying out a street deal in Rotherham in July 2019.

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Abdi Ali has been jailed for drug offences

DI Scott Szymczak said: “This is a perfect example of why proactive patrols and tactics, such as stop and search, can have a really big impact on putting a stop to drugs being dealt on our streets.

“Operation Fortify is the name for the work we undertake with our partners to put a stop to organised crime and from people benefiting from drugs and violence.

“Ali was stopped by a Op Fortify officer out on patrol in the town centre, demonstrating our proactive approach to tackling organised criminality in Rotherham. It's great to see to results like this, but there is always more to do.

“If you have any information relating to drugs supply or suspicious activity in your area, please report this so we can act.”

Ali, of Philadelphia Grove, Upperthorpe, Sheffield, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply drugs and was jailed for 32 months after a hearing at Sheffield Crown Court.

To pass on information about those involved with drugs, call South Yorkshire Police on 101.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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