'˜Prolific' Sheffield heroin and cocaine dealer jailed over drugs and guns offences

A Sheffield man whose DNA was found on the trigger of a gun has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years for a series of drugs and firearms offences.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 10 September, 2018, 15:04

Osai Williams, who is also known as Osai Irele-Domingo, was jailed for possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition without a certificate and possession with intent to supply heroin, cocaine and cannabis.

The 21-year-old was sentenced on at Sheffield Crown Court after admitting the charges at a hearing last month.

Leading the investigation DC Paolo Messina said: 'The streets of Sheffield are much safer now that this prolific drug dealer is behind bars.

'As a result of an intelligence led operation we have been able to remove this dangerous criminal from a community and protect members of the public from harm.'

Williams, of no fixed abode, was arrested in February this year after officers carried out a warrant at a Sheffield address.

He was located in the bathroom of the property where two large clingfilm wraps of suspected Class A drugs were floating in the toilet basin.

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'One wrap proved to be heroin with a street value of £850 and the other was identified as a cutting agent,' added DC Messina.

'A further five wraps of crack cocaine, a large wrap of cannabis and a set of digital scales which contained traces of heroin, cocaine and cannabis, were also found during the search as well as a Colt Revolver, a large machete and large hunting knife, under the settee.

'The handgun contained six live rounds in the barrel and there was also a further seven rounds in a separate compartment of the bag.'

Mobile phones were also recovered from the address which showed text messages relating to the supply of Class A and Class B drugs.

The warrant was carried out as part of Operation Albatross '“ an on-going investigation into drugs and armed criminality in Sheffield.

South Yorkshire Police is committed to tackling knife crime and is currently running its  #DroptheKnife campaign along with partners.

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