Man jailed for class A drugs offences

Date published: 07 April 2021 16:07
Dated: 07 April 2021 17:05:00

A Sheffield drug dealer will spend more than two years behind bars after a drugs warrant conducted at his home address revealed a hidden cache of class A drugs.

Mason Shamson, 36, was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment at Sheffield Crown Court on Friday 26 March, after being convicted of possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs at an earlier hearing.

The court heard how on 11 October 2019, Sheffield’s Parson Cross Neighbourhood Policing Team conducted a warrant at Shamson’s home address in the Birley Carr area. Inside the address, officers located a quantity of class A and B drugs alongside a quantity of cash and drugs paraphernalia.

Shamson was arrested at the scene and later charged with possession with intent to supply.

PC Cattell , who led the investigation, said: “After a lengthy investigation to bring Shamson to justice, I am pleased that Shamson is now off the streets and will spend the next 30 months behind bars.

“We hope this will provide some reassurance to the local community that drug dealing will not be tolerated. Drug dealing is not only highly distressing for local residents, it also has the potential to act as a gateway to other types of crime, such as burglary, which affect the local community and its businesses in turn.

“By removing individuals like Shamson from networks of dealers, the supply chain is weakened and opportunities for further police activity are created.

“We are committed to tackling drug offences in our communities and we would urge anyone with concerns to report them to us. Your information really does make a difference.

“You can call 101, report online or you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.

“You can also stay up to date with the latest news and policing activity happening in your area by signing up to SYP Alerts here: https://www.southyorks.police.uk/sign-up/syp-alerts/

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