Over six years in prison for Sheffield drug dealer

Date published: 07 March 2019 12:28
Dated: 07 March 2019 12:25:44

A 22-year-old man has been jailed for over six years after admitting possessing significant amounts of Class A drugs.

Yash Kotecha, formerly of Nethershire Lane, Sheffield, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday 5 March to be sentenced after pleading guilty to two counts of possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply.

He was sentenced to six years and four months in prison.

On 19 November 2018, officers from Sheffield’s Tasking Team executed a warrant at a property in Foundry Court, Burngreave.

Inside, significant quantities of cocaine, MDMA, LSD and cannabis with a street value of over £20,000.

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, the investigating officer, 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.”

Pictured are some of the drugs seized.

Yash Kotecha sentenced to over six years in prison

Yash Kotecha sentenced to over six years in prison

Drugs seized during the warrant

Drugs seized during the warrant

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