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A prolific offender with previous convictions for drugs offences has been jailed for his part in a dealing line operating in the Loughborough area.
In January this year officers executed a warrant at a property in Forest Road and arrested 29-year-old Mohammed Rahman after he was found with a quantity of drugs on him and mobile phones, believed to be used to organise and operate his drugs ‘business’.
After a search of his car officers found a quantity of crack cocaine and heroin in the boot. All the drugs recovered had an estimated street value of nearly £28,000.
The investigation revealed Rahman, of no fixed address, was selling class A drugs across North Leicestershire including Loughborough.
He was subsequently charged with three counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and two counts of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs (cocaine and diamorphine).
At a hearing on 20 February Rahman pleaded guilty to the offences and was sentenced on Thursday 23 February to six years in prison.
Rahman will also be the subject of a Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) hearing on a future date where an application will be made to the court to seize his vehicle.
Sergeant Mark Smith of Charnwood Neighbourhood Policing Area (NPA), said: “We acted on information we had received about a drugs line operating within the NPA. Those enquiries led us to identify Rahman and gather evidence to bring him to justice.
“This result is a testament to the hard work officers put in to secure this conviction. Rahman knew exactly what he was doing, he was in no way new to this type of offending, he thought he was untouchable but the evidence against him was overwhelming and he had no choice to plead guilty.
“Rahman tried to justify the quantity of drugs by claiming some of it was a cutting agent, however the judge made it clear that it made no difference in quantity and due to the prolific nature of his offending he was sentenced accordingly.
“We hope this outcome deters others who are on the same path to think about their actions and the consequences. Drugs are a plight on society and ruin families and friendships. We take these offences extremely seriously and will stop at nothing to bring people to justice.”
If anyone has concerns about drugs misuse in their area we would encourage them to contact 101 or report via www.leics.police.uk