Sheffield siege man jailed after drugs found in front garden

Armed police outside the house on High Street Lane. Picture: Andrew Roe
Armed police outside the house on High Street Lane. Picture: Andrew Roe
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A 26-year-old man has been jailed for eight years after cocaine was found in his front garden after a three-hour armed siege.

Armed officers arrived at Nicholas McGhee’s home address in High Street Lane on August 12 to arrest him, police have said for ‘other matters’.

After three hours of negotiation with armed officers, which McGhee refused to leave, he eventually came out of the house and was immediately arrested.

While in custody, police discovered McGhee was in possession of £720 worth of cocaine.

A search of McGhee’s address found a further quantity of high purity cocaine worth about £8,730 hidden in his front garden.

Officers also discovered a carrier bag full of cash totalling £27,255 in the loft.

McGhee, of High Street Lane, Sheffield, appeared before Sheffield Crown Court on Thursday, November 12 and was jailed for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and money laundering.

He pleaded guilty to both counts at an earlier hearing on Tuesday 10 November. He was sentenced to six years in relation to the drug charge and two years for money laundering, to run consecutively.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “I hope that McGhee’s sentence sends out a strong message to those who choose to be involved with drugs that we will continue to bring offenders to justice through the work we do.

“McGhee’s sentence is another successful result in our continued and relentless efforts to eliminate drug related crime in Sheffield.”