Jailed for role in drugs ring
A LIVERSEDGE man has been jailed for his part in a £¼m drugs ring. Troy Bland was one of four West Yorkshire men sent to prison after being sentenced for drugs offences. Bradford men Mohammed Ilyas (33), Imran Khushall (23) and Noman Qureshi (31) as well as Bland (35) all received three-year sentences at Minhill Street Crown Court. Also sentenced, for two years, was a Milton Keynes man, Nathan Hewitson. The court heard that on December 9, 2011, police in Greater Manchester seized £250,000 of cannabis from a car in Oldham that was being drive by Bland. Central to the drug dealing was Ilyas, who received his sentence in addition to an 8-year sentence received last week for a Class A drugs offence in Leeds.