A Nottingham drug dealer has been jailed for three years after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis with intent to supply.
Aquil Choudry, 25, of Durham Avenue in Sneinton appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday (February 20) and was also sentenced to a further 13 months in prison after breaching a previous suspended sentence for conspiracy to supply cannabis.
The sentences will run consecutively.
PC Tom Andrews of the Knife Crime Team said: “This strong sentence by the Judge shows that drug supply will not be tolerated in Nottingham.
“Choudry claimed to be out delivering takeaway food when in fact he was using this as a ruse to get around and supply drugs.
“Choudry was doing this while on a suspended sentence for similar matters, showing his complete disregard and lack of respect for the law.
“The knife crime team targets those most likely to be involved in knife offences which through our extensive research and consultation are often intrinsically linked to drugs.”
Choudry was stopped by officers from the knife crime team in Clifton on January 19.
After searching him and his car, officers found a stash of drugs hidden behind the dashboard.
He initially denied all knowledge of the drugs but due to evidence gathered throughout the investigation, he changed his plea to guilty.