Man caught dealing drugs in Eastville Park is jailed

January 04 2021
Man caught dealing drugs in Eastville Park is jailed

A MAN caught dealing heroin and cocaine in Eastville Park has been jailed.

Mikel Shishay was stopped by police in the park on June 26 last year after officers saw a deal take place.

The drugs were seized and Shishay's DNA was found on them.

Appearing at Bristol Crown Court two days before Christmas, he admitted two counts of supplying class A drugs and was jailed for three years and four months.

Shishay, who is 26 years old and had no fixed address before the court hearing, was arrested by officers working as part of Operation Remedy, which targets drug-related offences, among other crimes.

PC Owen Holmes, from the team, said: “Drug dealing can often lead to other crimes and cause untold misery within the community.

Mikel Shishay has a long history of drug dealing and it’s pleasing to see our proactive policing strategy rid Bristol’s streets of another criminal.

We welcome the custodial sentence handed out to him and hope it acts as a warning to people who wrongly think it’s acceptable to sell illegal drugs.”