A BARNSLEY man, caught supplying cocaine, has been jailed following a long-running police operation to target a network of drug dealers in Doncaster.

Stan Bentley, 25, of Stuart Street, Thurnscoe, was working as a dealer for the Bolton Line and was caught supplying drugs in the Mexborough area last year.

Bentley sold three wraps of crack cocaine for £25, leading to his arrest in February 2024 as part of a wider and ongoing operation to dismantle drug gangs working in different areas of Doncaster.

Footage captured from the illicit deal was examined and cross-referenced by detectives working for the operation who were able to positively identify the supplier as Bentley.

When interviewed, Bentley gave no comment to all questions asked of him and he was later charged.

On Friday, Bentley was jailed for a total of five years and six months during a sentencing hearing at Sheffield Crown Court.

He was given a two-year sentence for supplying cocaine in June 2023 and an additional three-and-a-half year sentence for being concerned in the supply of cocaine between 2019 and 2022.

PC Lee Ashworth, who was the officer in charge of the case, said: "Over 30 people have now been convicted as part of this widescale operation to bring drug dealers in Doncaster to justice.

"Bentley has been given a hefty sentence and every dealer we remove from the network dismantles the capabilities of organised crime groups (OCGs) who profit from these illegal transactions.”