Whiston man jailed for five years for firearm and drugs offences

Whiston man jailed for five years for firearm and drugs offences

By Chloe West | 02/11/2020

Whiston man jailed for five years for firearm and drugs offences
Glynn Hopewell

A DRUG dealer has been jailed for five years after police found drugs and a gun at his home.

Glynn Hopewell (35) was arrested in May 28 after a raid was executed at his home on Furnival Way, Whiston.

Officers found a firearm, ammunition, heroin and cocaine.

Hopewell was charged with possession of a firearm and possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and sentenced to five years in prison at Sheffield Crown Last last Thursday (October 29). 

Investigating officer PC Darren Walker said: “Firearm offences of any kind will not be tolerated in South Yorkshire.

"This shows that you don’t have to use a gun in order to face a significant prison sentence. Even being in possession of a weapon and ammunition is enough to get you arrested, charged and held to account in court.  

“We work incredibly hard to gather intelligence and execute warrants on addresses which we believe have links to drugs and weapons. I would urge anyone with suspicions or concerns, to get in touch with police."

PC Walker added that any information, no matter how small, could help get a dangerous weapon off the streets of South Yorkshire.

 

 

 

 



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