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A class A drugs dealer from Crewe has been jailed after being caught in possession of more than £3,000 worth of heroin and crack cocaine.
Mohammed Harun Miah, of Samuel Street, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply the illegal drugs.
The 26-year-old also admitted possession of criminal property in relation to a substantial quantity of cash he had on him when he was stopped and searched by officers at around 3pm on Tuesday 30 March.
Miah was sat on a stationary black electric motocross bike at the junction of Flag Lane and Wistaston Road in Crewe at the time.
Officers stopped and searched him as a man on such a bike who matched his description had made off from a traffic officer in the town earlier that day.
Miah had in his possession a quantity of class A drugs heroin and crack cocaine with an estimated street value of £3,380.
He was also carrying £750 in cash and two mobile phones.
Miah was arrested and officers found a further £515 in cash and two more phones after searching his home.
The property also contained drug paraphernalia.
When interviewed in custody, Miah admitted he was addicted to crack cocaine and that he was on his way to deliver drugs when he was stopped and searched.
Miah claimed that he was doing so to help pay off a drugs debt.
He was subsequently charged and pleaded guilty to the offences at Chester Crown Court on Thursday 29 April.
Miah was sentenced on the same day. He was jailed for three years and ordered to pay a £190 victim surcharge.
Detective Constable Laura Hall, who led the investigation at Crewe Local Policing Unit (LPU), said: “We caught Mohammed Harun Miah red-handed on his way to delivering class A drugs on an electric motocross bike.
“This case emphasises the importance of the police’s power to stop and search people and vehicles they suspect to be involved in crime.
“It is essential to the vital role that frontline officers play in the detection and prevention of serious and organised crime.
“As a result of our ability to stop and search Miah as he was waiting at traffic lights, a class A drug dealer and a substantial quantity of heroin and crack cocaine have been removed from our streets.
“These drugs have a hugely detrimental impact on communities.
“They cause untold damage to the lives of both those who use the drugs and become dependent on them and the wider community who suffer from the resulting crime.
“I hope this case, and the fact that Miah is now behind bars facing the consequences of his actions, deters others from getting involved in the supply of illegal drugs.”
Chief Inspector Fez Khan, also of Crewe LPU, added: “Drug dealing in Crewe or elsewhere in Cheshire will simply not be tolerated.
“While this investigation has now concluded, our fight against illegal drugs, and those who supply them, continues.
“Intelligence supplied by members of the public is crucial to this fight and I urge anyone with any information about suspected drug related activity in their community to get in touch.
“You will be listened to and we will investigate the matter.”
You can report suspected drug dealing to Cheshire Constabulary directly by calling 101 or giving the details online via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report.
Alternatively, information can also be given anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.