Sheffield dealer jailed after police find drugs worth £20,000

A Sheffield has been jailed for over six years after police found drugs worth £20,000 in a raid.

Friday, 8th March 2019, 5:54 am
Updated Friday, 8th March 2019, 5:58 am
Yash Kotecha has been jailed over the discovery of drugs worth 20,000
Yash Kotecha has been jailed over the discovery of drugs worth 20,000

Yash Kotecha, aged 22 and of Nether Shire Lane, Shiregreen, was sentenced to six years and four months after admitting possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply.

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Police officers arrested him after connecting him to cocaine, MDMA, LSD and cannabis found during a raid in Foundry Court, Burngreave, last November.

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At the time of his arrest, Kotecha was already subject to a suspended jail sentence, having been convicted of similar offences in 2017.

PC Gareth Webb said: “Kotecha continued to engage in drug-related criminality, despite the fact that he was on a suspended sentence for similar offending.

“He continued to deal Class A and B drugs across Sheffield in huge amounts and was making large sums of money from doing so.

“This lengthy prison sentence should be a warning to others engaged in drug supply in Sheffield that we are absolutely dedicated to finding you and bringing you before the courts.”