Sheffield man jailed for four years for drugs offences
A man, who was found to be in possession of about £2,000 worth of Class A drugs, has been sentenced to four years behind bars.
Marcus Bradley Allen, of no fixed abode, appeared before Sheffield Crown Court yesterday (Thursday 2 March) charged with possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.
Allen was arrested last month by detectives working on Operation Fortify, an op aimed at dismantling gangs and removing criminals from the streets of the Manor, Arbourthorne and Norfolk Park areas of Sheffield in a bid to make residents feel safer where they live.
On the afternoon of Wednesday 8 February, detectives saw Allen acting suspiciously in a car on Duke Street, Sheffield.
When officers approached the car, Allen ran from the area, throwing a package containing what was found to be heroin and cocaine on to a railway track below the road.
Detective Sergeant Jamie Smith, from Operation Fortify, said: “Allen was quickly arrested for drugs related offences and the package was recovered from the railway line.
“After analysis, it was found to contain Class A drugs, estimated to be worth about £2,000. We also recovered further Class A and B drugs from the car.”
26-year-old Allen pleaded guilty and was jailed for four years.
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