Judge slams scourge of street dealing

Dealer: Dwayne Foster.
Dealer: Dwayne Foster.

SHEFFIELD’S top judge hit out at the scourge of street dealing as he sentenced four more offenders for their role in the illicit drugs trade blighting the city.

As a result of the police undercover Operation Mach, to target street dealers, 32 criminals have been sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court.

Locked-up: Abdi Ali.

Locked-up: Abdi Ali.

The latest culprits were caught out by officers posing as salesmen offering designer clothes in exchange for drugs, including cocaine and heroin.

Dwayne Foster, 29, of Headford Grove, Broomhall, was jailed for four years and nine months after admitting five counts of supplying Class A drugs and seven counts of being concerned in their supply. He sent ‘runners’ to offer drugs to the undercover officers.

He had one conviction for an unrelated offence.

Azad Khan, 23, of Cromford Street, Highfield, was jailed for 28 months - 16 for two counts of supplying cannabis and 16 for intimidating witnesses at a domestic violence trial at Rotherham Magistrates’ Court.

Supplied drugs: Azad Khan.

Supplied drugs: Azad Khan.

Sheffield Crown Court heard he drew his hand, then a mobile phone, across his neck at two witnesses. Khan had served a four-year jail term for robberies.

Abdi Ali, 21, of Brunswick Road, Burngreave, had a conviction for ABH. He was jailed for 12 months for one count of supplying heroin.

Emma Evans, 29, of Myrtle Road, Heeley, received a two-year community order for three counts of supplying Class A drugs.

Convicted: Emma Evans.

Convicted: Emma Evans.