A CANNABIS user was caught with more than £1,000 of heroin and crack cocaine at a house in Leeds where he worked “shifts” selling drugs.
Nathan Liburd was forced to work at the house in Holbeck, Leeds, in order to pay back debts he had built up with dealers.
Leeds Crown Court was told Liburd was placed in the property on Recreation Mount and sold class A drugs through the window. Police officers saw a package being handed to a man on July 3 this year. The man was stopped in the street and found to be in possession of 12 wraps of heroin and crack cocaine.
Officers forced entry to the house and Liburd was arrested after jumping out of a window. A further 22 wraps of crack cocaine were found in the house.
Liburd, 21, was released on bail but police were called to the property again on July 25. Wraps of heroin and cocaine with a street value of more than £1000 were found in his car along with a small amount of cannabis. Liburd, of Stonegate Gardens, Meanwood, pleaded guilty to four offences of possession of a class A drug with intent to supply and possession of cannabis.
Kara Frith, mitigating, said Liburd built up a £200 cannabis debt with dealers and was unable to pay the money so had to work for them.
She said: “The people he worked for had a house in Holbeck and he was placed in there on a shift pattern.” Liburd was jailed for four years. Recorder Anton Lodge, QC, said: “You were clearly aware of the consequences that were going to befall you, yet you tried to make money by these unsafe, inappropriate and unlawful means.”