Rotherham 'Meth Lab' Trio Wanted After Being Handed Jail Time

Three men are wanted for setting up a crystal meth lab in a rented Rotherham house.

They've been convicted and sentenced to a total of 27 years in prison - but failed to turn up to court.

The trio were found guilty of crimes relating to producing the drug.

They made it a bathroom at a property in Broom Valley, in what is the first case of 'meth' production in South Yorkshire.

Mohammed Chernarli, 31, of Mary Hill Road, Glasgow and Mehdi Esmacpoor, 38, of Farm Drive, Rawmarsh, were both convicted for conspiracy to produce the class A drug methyl amphetamine and sentenced to ten years in prison each.

Nehdi Tajabidi (left), 32, of Broom Valley Road, Rotherham, was convicted for production of the class A drug methyl amphetamine and was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Detective Sergeant Anna Sedgwick, who led the investigation, said: “These individuals set up and ran a significant enterprise from the property on Broom Valley Road and today’s outcome reflects the gravity of the criminality.

“Not only were they committing serious crime, they were putting the lives of innocent people, living close to the property at risk because of the dangerous nature of the chemical processes involved.

“These three men are now wanted and we will actively pursue them to ensure they serve their sentences behind bars for their crimes."


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