Drugs operation lands Sheffield dealer behind bars

Date published: 07 May 2019 11:03
Dated: 07 May 2019 11:51:07

A Sheffield drug dealer has found himself serving eight years in prison following an investigation by Sheffield’s Fortify team.

Negus Nelson, 30, of Carbrook Road, appeared before Sheffield Crown Court on Wednesday (1 May) after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply.

Nelson had been the subject of an extensive investigation under Operation Fortify, which works to disrupt the activities of those involved in serious organised crime. During the intelligence-led investigation, Nelson had been found in possession of Class A drugs, large quantities of cash and a mobile phone which had been used in the supply of drugs.

The officer in charge of the investigation, Detective Constable Lee Bower, said: “I’m pleased we’ve been able to build such as strong case and get Nelson the jail time he deserves. Every week we are carrying out operations to disrupt organised criminality and I hope this sends a clear message to criminals that we will be relentless in disrupting their activities.”

“We still need the public’s help with operations like this. If you have any concerns about drugs where you are living, get in touch with us on 101. If you don’t feel confident speaking to police you can also talk to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”

Nelson’s girlfriend Deiryan Dyce, 25, of Ellesmere Road also appeared before court on Wednesday. Dyce has been given a 9 month suspended sentence after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine. 

Negus Nelson

Negus Nelson