Student jailed after he was caught delivering cocaine, MDMA, ketamine and cannabis during 'drug delivery shift' in Leeds

A student who was arrested delivering class A drugs in his car in Leeds has been sent to prison.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 6:00 am

Mohammed Mussadik was sentenced to 27 months after a court heard how police found four different types of drug in his vehicle after stopping him on the Ring Road.

Leeds Crown Court heard officers stopped Mussadik's Vauxhall Corsa as it was being driven "erratically" on the A58 near to the city centre on June 6, 2019.

Mehran Nassiri, prosecuting, said police officers noticed a strong smell of cannabis coming from the car and carried out a search of the vehicle.

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Leeds drug dealer Mohammed Mussadik was jailed for 27 months.

Bags of cocaine, MDMA, ketamine and cannabis with a street value of around £600 were found inside.

The 21-year-old's home on Hill Top Avenue, Harehills, was then searched.

Mr Nassiri said £630 in cash was found hidden in a duvet cover and under his mattress.

Scales and dealer bags were also found in his bedroom.

Mussadik made no comment when interviewed by police.

Read more: Leeds drug dealer used dark web to order packages of cocaine and MDMA to his home from AmsterdamHe 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.

Andrew Dallas, mitigating said Mussadik pleaded guilty to the offences at an early stage and has no previous convictions.

Mr Dallas said character references from his employer, friends and work colleges had been submitted to the court.

The barrister said Mussadik had not been in trouble in almost two years since his arrest.

He has been working for the Royal Mail to support his family and has been offered a place at university.

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He agreed to do shifts delivering drugs for those higher up the supply chain in order to clear his debt to them.

Mr Dallas added: "He is an otherwise hard-working member of the community but found himself trapped in this way and was very quickly caught."

Recroder Anesh Pema said the offending to too serious to impose anything other than an immediate prison sentence.

Recorder Pema said: "You are the very definition of a street level shift dealer."