Two men from Sheffield have been sentenced to time in prison for Class A drugs and possession of a knife.
Ben Hodson, 23, formerly of Dagnam Place, Sheffield, and Callum Williamson, 19, formerly of Cradock Mews, Sheffield, were sentenced for drug and firearms offences when they appeared at Sheffield Crown Court on Monday 4 February.
Hodson, who is currently serving a five-year sentence at HMP Doncaster, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.
He was sentenced to a further six months imprisonment, which he will serve after his current five-year sentence.
Williamson was sentenced to three years imprisonment for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and possession of a bladed article.
The court heard how officers in Sheffield attended Manor Fields Park on 19 January 2018 searching for Hodson, as he was wanted for firearms offences.
Officers saw Hodson in the park along with Williamson, next to a small woodland area. Both men appeared to be drug dealing and were seen going in and out of the woodland.
Officers positioned themselves around the area and entered the park to detain both men. As they approached the men, they both ran off. After a short pursuit, Hodson was caught, arrested and found to be in possession of a mobile phone linked to drug dealing and a significant amount of cash.
Before Williamson was arrested, he was seen throwing items in a garden. He was caught, arrested and the items were later discovered and identified to be heroin and crack cocaine. A knife was also recovered from the woodland area, which was later linked to Williamson.
PC Dermot Pakenham said: “These two individuals had clear intentions of supplying drugs to the Sheffield area and posed a risk to individuals with the weapons they had possession of.
“Tackling the supply and distribution of drugs and associated criminality is a priority for our teams and I’d urge anyone who has concerns that this could be happening in their area to speak to us on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”
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