Cannabis tenant on verge of eviction
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Local Government and also in Legal
A tenant of ALMO Sheffield Homes who was caught with cannabis on her premises will be evicted if she fails to comply with her tenancy conditions.
Lisa Fowler, 42, of Challoner Street, Westfield was cautioned by police after quantities of the drug were discovered in a kitchen cupboard and in a shoebox beneath her son's bed.
The son, Dwayne Allison, 21, was convicted at Sheffield Crown Court of possession with intent to supply.
Miss Fowler was handed a possession order, which was suspended on condition that she refrains from illegal and nuisance activity at or near her property.
“We will not tolerate criminal activity taking place in any of our properties and will take swift action, in partnership with the police, to tackle it”, said Councillor Harry Harpham, Cabinet Member for Homes and Regeneration. “Possession of illegal drugs on the property was a breach of Miss Fowler’s tenancy agreement and she will certainly face eviction if she breaches these conditions again.”
Miss Fowler was also ordered to pay the council's costs of £3147.30.
Sheffield Homes runs 43,000 properties on behalf of Sheffield City Council.