A Golcar man has escaped immediate prison although he was caught with wraps of heroin during a suspended jail sentence.
Leeds Crown Court heard Qamar Zaman Sharif was given the 21-month sentence suspended for two years at the court last year for having Class A crack cocaine with intent to supply and an imitation firearm.
But on October 24 this year he was spotted by officers who were on mobile patrol in Bradford.
Kate Bisset prosecuting said their attention was drawn to him because he was walking in an industrial area near bins and not taking the usual public path.
When they approached him he became nervous and put his hands in his pocket. He was searched and two wraps of heroin were found on him and when he was taken to the police station another wrap was discovered which he said was for his own personal use.
The court heard when he was given the suspended sentence he was making efforts to get off heroin and that the low level dealing then was through his own dependence.
A probation officer told the court although he still had drug problems he was now on a methadone programme and had been clean from heroin for the last week and was determined to remain so.
Sharif, 40 of Cherry Tree Close, Golcar admitted possessing heroin and failing to attend for an earlier drug assessment after an arrest for theft which was an earlier breach of the order. He was given a 12 month community order with a nine month drug rehabilitation requirement.
Judge Geoffrey Marson QC told him the suspended sentence would also continue. “This is the second time you have been in breach of that suspended sentence order next time whatever it is you will go to prison.”