Sixth man charged over drugs in Rotherham

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Police have charged a sixth suspect following a series of raids aimed at stamping out drug dealing in Rotherham.

Aaron Farrell, aged 33, of Canklow Road, Rotherham, was arrested on Wednesday and was charged with supplying crack cocaine and making an offer to supply heroin.

His arrest came after officers ran a six month operation investigating street level drug dealing in Eastwood.

Officers carried out raids in Rotherham and Sheffield this week arresting those suspected of being involved.

Five suspects were charged with drug offences earlier in the week.

Kyle Dearn, 29, of Dagnam Crescent, Arbourthorne, is accused of 24 counts of supplying class A drugs and Sirwan Rahimi, 22, of Hatherley Road, Eastwood, has been charged with eight counts of supplying class A drugs and three counts of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs.

Aniece Alam, 22, of Selwyn Street, Eastwood, is accused of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs between October 1 last year and 4 March.

Two 17-year-old youths, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have also been charged with drug offences.

A 21-year-old woman, arrested as part of the investigation, has been released without charged, while two 17-year-old youths and a 20-year-old man have been bailed pending further inquiries.

Officers involved in a wave of dawn raids on Monday and Tuesday used chain saws to gain rapid entry into homes.

Residents woke up to the sound of officers forcing entry into homes at 6.30am on Tuesday, when most of the raids were carried out.

Anyone with information on anyone involved in drug dealing should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.