Man jailed for Class A drugs supply

A 26-year-old man has been jailed for three years after being stopped in Sheffield with wraps of Class A drugs in his boxer shorts.

Yunus Sine, of Verdon Street, Sheffield, appeared before Sheffield Crown Court on Monday 3 September where he was jailed for three years. He pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, namely crack cocaine and heroin.

On 10 November 2017, officers from Sheffield’s Tasking Team stopped and arrested Sine in the Spital Hill area of Sheffield.

The arrest formed part of Operation Citadel, the ongoing operation in Sheffield to tackle drug related criminality in the Burngreave and Pitsmoor areas of the city. Sine had been identified as being involved in possible Class A drugs supply.

When officers brought Sine into custody, he was searched and they recovered 35 packages of crack cocaine and 10 wraps of heroin, hidden in his boxer shorts.

The street value for the crack cocaine was around £700 and the heroin was worth around £100.

Sergeant Craig Charlesworth from the Tasking Team said: “This is another successful result for Operation Citadel.

“Drugs and drug related crime can devastate communities and those involved in this type of crime pose a real threat to the safety of the public.

“I am pleased Sine pleaded guilty and is now behind bars for his crime.”

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