2 September 2016

A tenant narrowly missed being evicted from her council home after her son was found dealing drugs from the property.

Sheffield City Council took Denise Binici, age 63 of Galsworthy Road in Southey, to Sheffield County Court on Wednesday 24 August to seek possession of the property after her son was convicted at Sheffield Magistrates Court.

Kevin Jordan Binici, 22, was found guilty of supplying a Class A drug and possessing a prohibited weapon. He was convicted at Sheffield Crown Court in July 2015 and given four years imprisonment sentence after MDMA, weighing scales and other drug related paraphernalia were found at the property.

The Court awarded a suspended possession order which means Ms Binici must comply with certain tenancy conditions relating to causing anti-social behaviour and criminality or face eviction. Her son Kevin is not allowed to visit or reside at the property. The order remains in place until 31 May 2019

Councillor Jayne Dunn, cabinet member for housing at Sheffield City Council, said: “We will not have tenants engaged in illegal behaviour and take firm action on this. Ms Binici must now comply with her tenancy conditions or face eviction.”

To report anti-social behaviour to Sheffield City Council please call 0114 293 0000. Reports can also be made at your local housing office, or to the police on 101. Reports can be made anonymously.