A motorist, who was twice found to have drugs on him after police stopped his vehicle, has been jailed for three years.
Officers first decided to stop Naeem Ashraf after suspecting he was using a mobile phone while driving a Saab in North Road, Ravensthorpe, on October 8 last year.
But when he was searched he was found to have on him 47 wraps of heroin including two hidden in his shoe. That totalled 3.63 grammes which was 61% pure with a street value of £198.25. They also found 24 wraps of crack cocaine valued at £202.50.
Ashraf was bailed by the police while inquiries continued but on January 10 this year he was stopped driving a Volvo car in Savile Town, Dewsbury and because he was “fidgeting” he was again searched, said Martin Robertshaw prosecuting at Leeds Crown Court.
On that occasion 29 wraps of heroin with a street value of £141.50 were found hidden in the waistband of his trousers. More cocaine was also found with a value of £273.
Ashraf admitted later in his basis of plea that he had an expensive cocaine habit and said he had been selling the heroin to people he knew to fund his own drug taking.
Andrew Dallas representing him said the addiction had “crept up” on Ashraf. He had not resorted to crime to fund his “pernicious habit” but worked and borrowed from family until he felt he could not take further loans from them.
It was then, out of desperation he started selling to drug takers he already knew to fund his own habit.
Ashraf, 37 of The Parade, Manor Way, Staincliffe, Batley admitted possessing heroin with intent to supply and possessing crack cocaine.
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