A 26-year-old man has been jailed for eight years for possession of cocaine and money laundering of more than £25,000.
Nicholas Simon McGhee, of High Street Lane, Sheffield, appeared before Sheffield Crown Court on Thursday 12 November and was jailed for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and money laundering.
McGhee pleaded guilty to both counts at an earlier hearing on Tuesday 10 November. He was sentenced to six years in relation to the drug charge and two years for money laundering, to run consecutively.
A police investigation was launched on Wednesday 12 August 2015 when officers arrived at McGhee’s home address in High Street Lane to arrest him, for other matters.
After three hours of negotiation with armed officers, during which McGhee was uncooperative and refused to leave, he eventually came out of the house. Officers immediately arrested him and brought him straight into custody.
While in custody, officers discovered McGhee was in possession of £720 worth of cocaine.
A search of McGhee’s address found a further quantity of high purity cocaine worth about £8,730 hidden in his front garden. As a result of the extensive search, officers also discovered a carrier bag full of cash totalling £27,255 in the loft.
McGhee was then arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled drug with intent to supply and on suspicion of money laundering.
A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “I hope that McGhee’s sentence sends out a strong message to those who choose to be involved with drugs that we will continue to bring offenders to justice through the work we do.
“McGhee’s sentence is another successful result in our continued and relentless efforts to eliminate drug related crime in Sheffield.”