Man caught dealing drugs, jailed for 12 months - Luton

17/01/2014

A man found in a car parked in Kimbolton Road, Bedford late one night, was a dealer in drugs.

Muhammad Amir wound down the window of his car to talk to the officers, who could immediately detect the tell-tale smell of cannabis.  A search of Amir's Renault Clio car revealed £305 hidden under the ashtray in the dashboard.  Sealed deal size bags of cannabis were found hidden in the gear stick and in the rear of the vehicle, and officers discovered a further £905 in cash. 

As a result Amir, 22, of Beech Avenue, Abington, Northampton, appeared for sentence at Luton Crown Court today, Friday, 17 January 2014.  He had earlier admitted possessing 4.19 grams of cannabis with intent to supply.

The court heard he had a previous conviction for supplying Class A drugs and received three years custody in 2010 at Northampton Crown Court.

Judge Davis Farrell QC was told that, in the latest offence, Amir was found in Kimbolton Road by the officers in the early hours of 29 July last year.  Text messages later found on his mobile phone also revealed the extent of his drug dealing.

Judge Farrell made a confiscation order for all the money found in the car.

The judge was told Amir was deeply ashamed that he had let his parents down, said Natalie Goffe defending.

He told Amir: "It's clear from your mobile that you were dealing drugs at a street level."

The judge said Amit had been "dealing in misery" to people, who could end up suffering psychiatric problems because of the drug as well as committing criminal offences to fund their habit.  He jailed him for 12 months.

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