Wajid Hussain, 36, formerly of West View Lane, Totley, appeared before court on Friday (5 July) to be sentenced. He had pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply a Class A drug (cocaine) and a Class B drug (cannabis).
On 17 May 2018, as part of the high-visibility Operation Duxford, a series of warrants were executed across Sheffield.
Officers carried out a warrant at Hussain’s home address and seized quantities of drugs which are estimated to have a street value of over £4,000. The team also seized several thousands of pounds in cash.
Appearing before court on Friday, Hussain was sentenced to three years and four months for possession and intent to supply a Class A drug and 12 months for possession with intent to supply a Class B drug. His sentences are to run concurrently.
PC Wayne Makin said: “This sentence is a result of months of tireless work by the proactive CID team in Sheffield in building such a strong case against Hussain.”
Operation Duxford is an operation which pulls together resources from across the force for a targeted day of action in one of the South Yorkshire districts.
PC Makin continued: “This is exactly what we hope to achieve on a Duxford. Op Duxfords are there to tackle the issues that matter most to our communities.
“Drug dealing, and the associated criminality, has a massive impact on residents. I am glad we have been able to put yet another offender behind bars for a considerable amount of time.
“I hope this sends a strong message that we will not tolerate drug-related criminality in South Yorkshire.”