A drug dealer from Dewsbury has been ordered to repay more than £80,000 from his ill-gotten gains.
Asad Mohamed Daud was jailed for seven years and three months in June last year after admitting possessing heroin, cocaine and cannabis with intent to supply and possessing criminal property.
Leeds Crown Court heard police officers found more than £50,000 in cash in neat elasticated bundles in the boot of one car and more than two kilogrammes of heroin and crack cocaine worth £160,000 in another sports car nearby belonging to Daud.
Officers had gone to Daud’s address in Cowper Street, Savile Town, Dewsbury on January 22 last year and when his bedroom was searched £7,785 in cash was found in boxes and in pockets of his clothing, including £2445 in a body warmer hanging on the back of the bedroom door.
Outside was an Audi RS3 car and in a bag found in the boot was £440 worth of cannabis, nearly half a kilogramme of crack cocaine with a potential street value of £38,225 and 1.68 kilogrammes of heroin.
Richard Gioserano prosecuting told the sentence hearing the heroin was in 17 different packages, several of more than 50% purity and some as high as 67% purity. Some had already been cut into street deals and cutting agents including caffeine and paracetamol were also found.
The estimated street value of the heroin was cut into average deals was £128,500.
The keys to a Ford Sierra Cosworth were recovered from the kitchen and it was in the boot of that car three shoe boxes containing bundles of cash totalling £53,535 were found. Each bundle had an elastic band round it and there was even a bag of extra elastic bands.
They also found an invoice in the car for the purchase of a Honda Jazz which was found parked in another street. A BB pistol with pellets was behind the passenger seat, there were four street wraps of crack cocaine and in the front centre console a dealer list was recovered.
Daud was named on the driver insurance for that vehicle and had recently purchased the Audi paying £15,500 of the price in cash. When he was arrested he had on him another dealer list similar to the one already found.
The court heard in 2009 Daud was jailed for 16 months for possessing cocaine with intent to supply and in June 2010 he received a three year jail sentence for supplying heroin and crack cocaine making him liable as a three strike offender for a minimum seven years sentence.
Tony Kelbrick representing Daud said given he was someone who was easily controlled by others.
He came from a good family but had become involved in the abuse of drugs which led on to his involvement in “this vile trade.” He regretted his actions and had become clean of drugs while in prison.
Jailing him Judge Guy Kearl QC said: “This was obviously a considerable enterprise and you were dealing in large amounts of cash.”
“Given the vehicles you had at your disposal you were directing or organising, buying and selling on a commercial scale. You must have had substantial links to others in the commercial chain. You were in a management function, motivated by financial gain and had some knowledge of the scale of the operation.”
Daud, 29, was back before the same court when Judge James Spencer QC was told it was agreed his benefit from criminal conduct was £222,885.51. His available assets were said to be £83,437.11 and a confiscation order was made in that sum. He was given three months to pay or face two years in prison in default.