Drug-pusher found with £15,000 in crack cocaine and heroin after being stopped in Whitechapel
- Credit: MPS
A tip-off to police about drug running led to a drug pusher being arrested on the street outside his home in London’s East End.
Mohammed Rahman was stopped in Brady Street in Whitechapel and searched by officers acting on information from the public about drug-dealing in the area.
He was found to be carrying 40 wraps of crack cocaine and heroin, a court heard.
Police then searched his home and seized a further stash of Class A drugs and cannabis, as well as drug-related paraphernalia and £1,000 cash.
Rahman, 28, was jailed for three years and four months on two charges of possession with intent to supply class A and class B drugs, with a total street value of £15,000, when he appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court last Thursday.
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PC Andrew Bray, from Tower Hamlets’ task force, said after the hearing: “This sentence shows that police and the courts have a ‘no tolerance’ approach when it comes to drug dealing.
“We will continue working with the community to seek out and arrest those who sell drugs in the East End.”
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Rahman had pleaded guilty when he appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court on February 26, the day after his arrest in the street, before being sent to the crown court for sentencing.