Sheffield man jailed for class A drugs offences

A Sheffield drug dealer will spend more than two years behind bars after a drugs warrant conducted at his home address revealed a hidden cache of class A drugs.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 5:22 pm

Mason Shamson, 36, was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment at Sheffield Crown Court on Friday 26 March, after being convicted of possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs at an earlier hearing.

The court heard how on 11 October 2019, Sheffield’s Parson Cross Neighbourhood Policing Team conducted a warrant at Shamson’s home address in the Birley Carr area. Inside the address, officers located a quantity of class A and B drugs alongside a quantity of cash and drugs paraphernalia.

Shamson was arrested at the scene and later charged with possession with intent to supply.

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The man has been jailed for more than 2 years.

PC Cattell , who led the investigation, said: “After a lengthy investigation to bring Shamson to justice, I am pleased that Shamson is now off the streets and will spend the next 30 months behind bars.

“We hope this will provide some reassurance to the local community that drug dealing will not be tolerated. Drug dealing is not only highly distressing for local residents, it also has the potential to act as a gateway to other types of crime, such as burglary, which affect the local community and its businesses in turn.

“By removing individuals like Shamson from networks of dealers, the supply chain is weakened and opportunities for further police activity are created.

“We are committed to tackling drug offences in our communities and we would urge anyone with concerns to report them to us. Your information really does make a difference."