A 36-year-old man is now serving time behind bars after a warrant was executed at his home as part of Operation Duxford in Sheffield.
Wajid Hussain, formerly of West View Lane, Totley, appeared before court on Friday (5 July) to be sentenced. He had pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply a Class A drug (cocaine) and a Class B drug (cannabis).
On 17 May 2018, as part of the high-visibility Operation Duxford, a series of warrants were executed across Sheffield.
Officers carried out a warrant at Hussain’s home address and seized quantities of drugs which are estimated to have a street value of over £4,000. The team also seized several thousands of pounds in cash.
Appearing before court on Friday, Hussain was sentenced to three years and four months for possession and intent to supply a Class A drug and 12 months for possession with intent to supply a Class B drug. His sentences are to run concurrently.
PC Wayne Makin said: “This sentence is a result of months of tireless work by the proactive CID team in Sheffield in building such a strong case against Hussain.”
Operation Duxford is an operation which pulls together resources from across the force for a targeted day of action in one of the South Yorkshire districts.
PC Makin continued: “This is exactly what we hope to achieve on a Duxford. Op Duxfords are there to tackle the issues that matter most to our communities.
“Drug dealing, and the associated criminality, has a massive impact on residents. I am glad we have been able to put yet another offender behind bars for a considerable amount of time.
“I hope this sends a strong message that we will not tolerate drug-related criminality in South Yorkshire.”