Two men have been jailed for a total of nine years for their role in Class A drugs supply in the Spital Hill area of Sheffield.
On Friday 8 February, Givara Zamil, 32, formerly of Lindley Heights, Sheffield, and Sami Hussain, 34, formerly of Carwood Green, Sheffield, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court where they were each sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison.
Both men pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, namely heroin and crack cocaine, at a hearing in December last year.
The pair were arrested by officers from Sheffield’s Tasking Team in autumn 2018, after officers carried out an investigation into reports of drug dealing in the Spital Hill area of Sheffield.
The officer in the case PC Gareth Webb said: “The local community voiced concerns to the police about drugs supply in Spital Hill, something we are determined to tackle in order to keep people safe.
“As such, officers from the Tasking Team carried out a two-month investigation against those involved and identified Hussain and Zamil as the principal dealers.
“The courts heard how Hussain and Zamil were significant street-level Class A drugs dealers who engaged in criminal activity in front of members of the public, including children, who were going about their daily business in Spital Hill.
“On three separate occasions, officers recovered large amount of heroin and crack cocaine the pair had hidden in different locations on Spital Hill in order to deal. Both Zamil and Hussain were linked to the drugs by forensic work.
“I am pleased they pleaded guilty and have now received custodial sentences for their crimes.”