Two men jailed for drug offences in Rotherham

Two men from Sheffield have been sent to prison after admitting Class A drugs offences, following an investigation by Rotherham officers.

Remy Trey Powell, 25, formerly of Woodhouse Lane, Sheffield, and Josiah Stephen Bent, 26, formerly of Middlewood Lodge, Sheffield, were each sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison when they appeared at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday 9 January).

They pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, namely crack cocaine and heroin, at an earlier hearing.

The court heard how officers in Rotherham stopped a vehicle the pair were travelling in, in November 2016.

Upon searching the vehicle, police found multiple wraps of suspected Class A drugs. When they were forensically tested, the contents were revealed to be crack cocaine and heroin.

Sergeant Plaistow from Rotherham’s Organised Crime Team said: “These two individuals were stopped carrying significant quantities of Class A drugs, with clear intentions to supply into the Rotherham area.

“Both men were from Sheffield and I am pleased they admitted responsibility for this crime before the courts.

“Criminals who seek the sanctuary of other areas within South Yorkshire to conduct criminal activity should know that they are not safe.

“As an organisation, South Yorkshire Police will relentlessly pursue those individuals and seek to prosecute and disrupt their criminal enterprise.”


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