operation involved processing drugs from wholesale quantities
Two men were jailed after police raided a drugs distribution centre at a house in Bradford where more than £11,000 of cocaine and cannabis was being packaged up for sale on the streets.
Martin Robertshaw, prosecuting, told Bradford Crown Court that the men were implicated in the drugs packing and distribution centre after police raided the address on October 17, 2018.
After being told that a large quantity of drugs had been dropped off, police turned up at the house at 9:40 pm.
Shakeel Khan turned up an hour later while Amir Khan handed himself in.
Officers seized £1,290 of cocaine and £10,696 of cannabis from the house. They also found some of the drugs bagged up as individual sales and scales.
Mr Robertshaw explained that the operation involved processing drugs from wholesale quantities to sell on the streets.
While under investigation, Shakeel drove dangerously on November 19, 2019, and tried to steal a Sat-Nav from a car in Huddersfield on the same day.
He pleaded guilty to the offences and to driving uninsured and without a licence.
He was spotted on CCTV at 10:30 pm breaking a car window and trying to steal the Sat-Nav.
Shakeel’s Toyota was tracked to Shearbridge, Bradford, where a police chase happened.
Shakeel was chased along Great Horton Road and Laisteridge Lane before colliding with a VW Passat and sending it spinning in the road.
He came to a stop on Canterbury Avenue, ran off and was chased and arrested.
He received a suspended sentence but breached it when he committed the drugs offences.
Ken Green, for Shakeel, pointed out the significant delay in bringing the cases to sentence.
He said Shakeel has made efforts to turn his life around, volunteering at a boys’ football club and having a stable family life.
Andrea Parnham, for Amir Khan, said he too had made huge efforts to change his life.
He was married with a child and in full-time employment as well as doing voluntary work.
He had committed no offences in the more than three years since. It was bad decision-making when he was only 24.
Both men pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply cocaine and cannabis.
Judge Colin Burn admitted that a lot of time had passed but said that the defendants only pleaded guilty on the day of their trial.
Although there was no evidence to prove that either man was a manager in the operation, they were involved in a joint enterprise for bringing in and packaging drugs.
Amir Khan, aged 27, of Bradford, was jailed for two years and nine months.
Shakeel Khan, aged 26, of Bradford, was jailed for three years. He was banned from driving for two and a half years and must pass an extended re-test.