Sheffield Homes evicts cannabis dealing tenant
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Sheffield Homes’ latest dope dealer eviction
Sheffield Homes has evicted one of its residents for cannabis-related offences.
The latest expulsion follows a spate of similar recent incidents for the social landlord.
Between March 2011-12, Sheffield Homes ejected 15 tenants for anti-social behaviour, six of which were cannabis-related.
The dope dealing tenant, Richard Paul Landrygan, of Challoner Way, Westfield, was convicted of possession of cannabis with intent to supply at Sheffield Crown Court.
During a search of his home last September, police found 50 grams of cannabis bush, a large quantity of small plastic 'dealer' bags and a set of digital scales.
The convicted 42-year-old was evicted on 27 June after Sheffield Council applied for a warrant for possession of the property.
Councillor Harry Harpham, Cabinet Member for Homes and Neighbourhoods, said: “We will use all the legal powers at our disposal if a tenant carries out criminal activity in one of our properties.
“Eviction is always a last resort but we will continue to take strong action against those who choose to breach their tenancy conditions.”