Morrisons Worker jailed for selling Class A Drugs

A Morrisons worker has received a prison sentence after he was caught on two occasions selling high-purity Class A drugs.

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his phone contained evidence of selling cannabis and cocaine.

Ashar Khan, aged 30, of Girlington, Bradford, was jailed for three years and three months for selling high-purity Class A drugs. The Morrisons worker was caught twice.

Bradford Crown Court heard he was first spotted by police at 8:40 pm on November 2, 2017, selling drugs from a black VW Golf on Allerton Road.

Khan had six wraps of cocaine at 90% purity with him and 33 small bags of cannabis. He was also in possession of £1,300 in cash.

In his police interview, he made no comment. However, Khan later pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine and cannabis with intent to supply and possession of cash as criminal property.

While out on bail, Khan was spotted by police officers on patrol in North Avenue, Manningham, on February 8, 2018.

They became suspicious when he was handed a large plastic package.

He was at the wheel of another VW Golf and he drove around a car park and hit a wall before abandoning the car and running off.

Khan was arrested in a large abandoned building and his phone contained evidence of selling cannabis and cocaine.

Khan admitted two further offences of dealing Class A drugs.

The first set of offences put him in breach of a suspended sentence for possession of cannabis with intent to supply.

Khan’s barrister, Nick Worsley, said the offences were a tragedy for an otherwise hard-working family man who led a modest and quiet life.

He was a trusted Morrisons worker who fell into drug misuse when his first marriage broke down. He began taking cannabis and moved on to cocaine.

He dealt to people he knew to support his habit when he was caught for the first time.

After that, he was pressured to continue peddling drugs because he had lost those, and the money, seized by the police three months earlier.

The package the police saw him accepting was the resupply of drugs he was selling to pay back the people above him in the supply chain.

Mr Worsley said it was now getting on for three years since he was arrested the first time.

He added: “It’s a tragedy that he finds himself here and so long after the commission of the offences.”

On July 17, 2020, Judge Colin Burn sentenced Khan to three years in prison, plus three months of the suspended sentence was activated consecutively.

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