South Yorkshire drug-dealer is jailed after he was caught with hundreds of pounds worth of cocaine

A drug-dealer has been put behind bars after he was caught with hundreds of pounds worth of cocaine.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 11:25 am
Updated Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 11:31 am

Sheffield Crown Court heard on March 29 how Brian Shaw, aged 25, of Barnsley Road, Goldthorpe, Barnsley, was caught with 90 wraps of the class A drug at his flat after a police raid.

Recorder Michael Fanning told Shaw: “You were in your flat when police attended to execute a search warrant. You co-operated with police and you handed over 90 wraps of cocaine.”

Andrew Stranex, prosecuting, said police raided the property on August 30, 2019, and Shaw handed over a tub which he said contained “crack” and officers were shown further drugs.

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Sheffield Crown Court heard how police found cocaine valued at £900 after a raid at a South Yorkshire drug-dealer's flat.

Mr Stranex added police found drug-dealing paraphernalia and recovered £250 in a wallet and the 90 wraps of cocaine valued at £900.

Shaw claimed he bought drugs for himself and sold to friends but Recorder Fanning said the operation went beyond personal use and supplying to friends.

The defendant, who has previous convictions, pleaded guilty to possessing the class A drug cocaine with intent to supply.

Rebecca Shaw, defending, said: “He started to take drugs to fit in with a social circle and he had no influence on others above the chain.”

She added Shaw’s intellectual function is low and he is vulnerable to exploitation which no doubt contributed to his offending.

Recorder Fanning told Shaw: "Drug supply causes misery and harm to society because people start to steal to fund a drug habit.”

He sentenced Shaw to two years and seven months of custody.

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