Two men and a woman have today (14 December) been sentenced to a total of almost 18 years and 4 months in prison after being found guilty of drugs related offences.
- Kyle Mehmet, 33, of Shortbrook Drive, Sheffield received 6 years for conspiracy to supply cocaine and conspiracy to supply heroin.
- Bradley Campell, 20, of no fixed address, 4 years (two 2 year sentences to run consecutively) for conspiracy to supply cocaine and conspiracy to supply heroin.
- Marie Howell, 30, 21 months for conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and possessing cannabis with intent to supply
During 2017, reports of drug dealing and associated offences in the Eastwood area of Rotherham were made to South Yorkshire Police. A dedicated operation was mobilised and two significant Organised Crime Groups were identified. Both were operating in the Eastwood area and were dealing Class A drugs.
The offenders were quickly identified and a coordinated strike resulted in the suspects being arrested and charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. This operation also resulted in Robert Cox, 46, of Fitzwilliam Road, Eastwood, being found guilty at an earlier trial in July 2018 and sentenced to a 2 years, suspended for 2 years). During the same operation, Abdul Shakuur 28, of Bethel Road, Eastwood, Rotherham was also arrested and at an earlier hearing received a sentence of 52 Months for supplying Class A drugs.
Detective Chief Inspector Lee Berry, the Senior Investigating Officer said “We listened to the Eastwood community and acted on their concerns. I hope that today’s sentencing reassures those who live in the area, and the wider community, that we take what they say seriously. Drug dealing kills communities and we will not tolerate it on our streets. I would encourage anyone who has similar concerns to get in touch with their local Neighbourhood Policing Team and help us continue our efforts in disrupting and stamping out this type of criminality ”
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