Barnsley man awaiting sentencing over drugs offences

Date published: 14 December 2021 12:26
Dated: 14 December 2021 12:26:18

A Barnsley man is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to drugs offences.

Ricardo Hudson, aged 42, of Bly Road, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday (Monday 13 December) having previously pleaded guilty to possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court on 22 November.

Hudson was arrested as part of a pro-active campaign by Barnsley’s Central Neighbourhood Policing Team to crack down on the supply of controlled drugs infiltrating the town’s night-time economy.

Hudson, who was working as a door supervisor at town centre nightlife venues, was arrested on Hanson Street on 19 November, and officers recovered cocaine with a street value of approximately £6,000 as well as weapons, cash, and other items believed to have been the ill-gotten proceeds of crime.

Barnsley’s CID team picked up the case and progressed it so that a charge was secured from the Crown Prosecution Service and Hudson was remanded in custody, pending his court appearance yesterday.

He has now been remanded in custody again for sentencing on 15 February 2022.

T/Inspector Peter Spratt said: “We are committed to ensuring that Barnsley remains a safe place and tackling the supply of controlled drugs is one way we will pursue this.

“There is an excellent partnership in place within the town centre. I hope the arrest of Hudson demonstrates we will not tolerate this type of criminality.

“If you have information which could help us put those involved in serious and organised crime before the courts, let us know and we will take positive action.”

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