Over six years in prison for Sheffield drug dealer

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Latest news in Yorkshire: Published March 07, 2019 12:41:59 PM

A 22-year-old man has been jailed for over six years after admitting
possessing significant amounts of Class A drugs.

Yash Kotecha, formerly of Nethershire Lane, Sheffield, appeared at
Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday 5 March to be sentenced after pleading
guilty to two counts of possession of a controlled drug with intent to
supply.

He was sentenced to six years and four months in prison.

On 19 November 2018, officers from Sheffield’s Tasking Team executed a
warrant at a property in Foundry Court, Burngreave.

Inside, significant quantities of cocaine, MDMA, LSD and cannabis with a
street value of over £20,000.

At the time of his arrest, Kotecha was already subject to a suspended
jail sentence, having been convicted of similar offences in 2017.

PC Gareth Webb, the investigating officer, said: “Kotecha continued to
engage in drug-related criminality, despite the fact that he was on a
suspended sentence for similar offending.

“He continued to deal Class A and B drugs across Sheffield in huge
amounts and was making large sums of money from doing so.

“This lengthy prison sentence should be a warning to others engaged in
drug supply in Sheffield that we are absolutely dedicated to finding you
and bringing you before the courts.”

Pictured are some of the drugs seized.

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