Ex-Fitness Instructor jailed for Dealing Drugs openly

An ex-fitness instructor from Derby has been imprisoned for supplying drugs. Kamran Arif was openly dealing drugs in the city.

Ex-Fitness Instructor jailed for Dealing Drugs openly f

"They arrested him in the street and found a Kinder egg in his pocket"

Ex-fitness instructor Kamran Arif, aged 28, of Normanton, Derby, was jailed for 30 months for supplying heroin and crack cocaine.

He was jailed after being suspected of openly dealing drugs on Burton Road. Arif was later caught with heroin in his pocket.

A 17-year-old accomplice was also punished by the courts.

The teenager was “a custodian” of heroin and crack cocaine for Arif and was found standing on a bed holding a machete when police raided the address he was operating from.

An empty Lucozade bottle was also found to be containing cannabis.

The prosecutor Sarah Slater explained that on March 5, 2019, the police spotted “known drug users” on Burton Road near Johnson’s Dry Cleaning at around 12:15 pm.

Miss Slater said: “Officers watched as what they suspect was a drug deal took place and followed Arif as he began to walk towards a nearby property.

“They arrested him in the street and found a Kinder egg in his pocket which contained four wraps of heroin.

“They were then able to get to the address and, when they got into the property, the teenager was standing on a bed holding a machete.

“He was told to put it down and he did as he was told.”

Officers found a “large quantity” of heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis inside the house.

Miss Slater explained that 17 wraps of cannabis were found in a rucksack and a further 18 wraps inside a Lucozade bottle in a jacket pocket.

Twenty-nine more wraps of cannabis were discovered inside a tin and wraps of cocaine and heroin were also found during the search.

The teenager admitted possessing cannabis with intent to supply as well as the class A on the basis he was looking after them for someone else.

Arif pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

Kevin Waddingham, for the 17-year-old, explained his client had been in youth detention for over four months since he was arrested and had found the experience “very tough”.

Nicola Hunter, for Arif, said he is an ex-fitness instructor who turned to drugs when the gym he worked at closed down. She added that he “fell in with a bad crowd”.

Ms Hunter said: “He has no previous convictions for drug offences and only started offending in 2015.

“He was a user of the drugs he sold, he was not in control of the drugs.”

Judge Shaun Smith told Arif: “You were involved in the street supply of heroin and crack cocaine.

“Like many you are, or were, being used by others who never get caught.

“But if the court lets people like you go, it would allow those people to get away scot-free.”

Judge Smith told the teenager:

“For reasons I don’t understand you got yourself involved in the drugs world.

“You were holding the Class A drugs for someone else and it is clear there was a hierarchy.”

“You are at the bottom, there is someone at the top and Mr Arif is in the middle selling them on the streets.”

The Derby Telegraph reported that Kamran Arif was jailed for 30 months.

The teenager was given an 18-month referral order. He was also ordered to do 120 hours of unpaid work.

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