Sixth person in court after S Yorks drugs swoop

Police raid a home in Eastwood
Police raid a home in Eastwood

Police have charged a sixth person following a series of raids aimed at stamping out drug dealing in Rotherham.

Aaron Farrell, aged 33, of Canklow Road, Rotherham, was arrested on Wednesday and was charged with supplying crack cocaine and making an offer to supply heroin.

His arrest came after officers ran a six month operation investigating street level drug dealing in Eastwood.

Officers have carried out raids in Rotherham and Sheffield this week arresting those suspected of being involved.

Five other suspects have all been charged with drug offences.

Kyle Dearn, 29, of Dagnam Crescent, Arbourthorne; 22-year-olds Sirwan Rahimi, of Hatherley Road, Eastwood, and Aniece Alam, of Selwyn Street, Eastwood and two 17-year-old youths, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have all been remanded in custody. A 21-year-old woman, arrested as part of the investigation, has been released without charged, while two 17-year-old youths and a 20-year-old man have been bailed pending further enquiries.

n Anyone with information on drugs should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.