A Sheffield drug dealer has been sentenced to eight years in prison after being found guilty of numerous drug offences in the city.
Ebrahim Musa, 24, of Ellemere Road, Burngreave, was approached by officers who had noticed suspicious activity in a wooded area next to Verdon Street, Sheffield on 22 July, 2021.
As the officers approached him, Musa was seen to discard a plastic bag, which was found to contain a number of wraps of cocaine, before running from the officers. A further bag containing heroin was also recovered from the vicinity.
During a further search of the area, officers also discovered a rucksack and satchel, both belonging to Musa which contained a quantity of cannabis, scales, small bags, and a large amount of cash.
He was eventually apprehended and was found to be in possession of a further large quantity of cash.
Musa was arrested and charged with a number of drugs offences including three counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, two counts of possession with intent to supply Class B drugs, and possession of criminal property and assault.
Det Con Richard Jones said: “Musa was a shameless street dealer who had numerous types of drugs on him that day, a weapon, and a significant amount of cash.
“On behalf of the communities we serve, I am satisfied that he has been removed from the streets for a significant amount of time.”
“We know drug dealing is a major concern for our communities. I hope this result illustrates how committed we are in tackling this issue and securing results at court.”
Det Con Jones said he hoped that this arrest would send a signal to others that there are serious consequences for this behaviour, and that it would encourage communities to report similar matters of concern.