Leeds drug dealer hid stash of cocaine, MDMA, ketamine and cannabis in Heinz spaghetti tin and Lynx deodorant cans as he made deliveries
A dealer who hid a £2,000 stash of drugs in a tin of spaghetti and Lynx cans as he drove around Leeds making deliveries has been jailed for more than four years.
Keenan Noteman was the subject of a suspended sentence for drug dealing when he was arrested on June 7 this year.
Leeds Crown Court heard police officers stopped a car in which he was travelling with another man in the Beeston area of the city.
The officers searched the vehicle as there was a strong smell of cannabis coming from the car.
Jonathan Sharp, prosecuting, said two rucksacks were recovered from the car which contained cash and drugs that had been "quite carefully concealed."
Class A drugs were found inside two cans of Lynx deodorant spray.
Cannabis was found hidden inside a Heinz spaghetti tin and a tyre inflator can.
More Class A drugs were hidden inside a hair brush.
The rucksacks also contained business cards with the words 'Smoke Central' and a telephone number on them.
The 23-year-old defendant was in possession of two iPhones.
Noteman, of Grange Terrace, Chapeltown, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a class A drug with intent to supply and two of possession of a class B drug with intent to supply.
The court heard Noteman was handed a suspended sentence in September 2019 after being convicted of possessing cocaine and MDMA with intent to supply.
Ian Cook, mitigating, said Noteman carried out the offences to pay off his own drug debt.
He said: "It is a familiar tale, but a familiar tale of his own making.
"As a result he was given the option to work to pay off that debt and he chose to take that option."
Mr Cook said Noteman began using drugs following the death of his mother in 2017.
Noteman was jailed for four years and four months.
The Recorder of Leeds, Judge Guy Kearl QC said: "You were effectively running a drugs line whereby people could contact you and you would supply the drugs."
"Your previous conviction reveals that you knew what you were getting into at the time you did it."