A drug dealer has been labelled “the unluckiest man in Bradford” after he was caught with 42 wraps of cocaine when a car being chased by the police crashed into his car.
Unlucky 32-year-old Qasim Ahmed’s car was struck by the vehicle which was being pursued by police on Jarratt Street, off Whetley Lane, Bradford, in November 26.
He had told the police officers “I wasn’t in the car. He hit me” before throwing 42 wraps of crack cocaine and heroin into a garden.
Eagle eyed officers spotted him throwing something into the garden and quickly recovered the class A drugs, valued at £760.
£559 in cash was also seized from Mr Ahmed after a thorough search.
Prosecutor, Paul Nicholson, told the court that Ahmed had nine previous convictions for 20 offences.
He was jailed in 2013 for possession of heroin with intent to supply.
In July 2015, he was jailed for six years after police discovered 2.4 kilos of cocaine, 2.3 kilos of heroin, crack cocaine and a cutting agent, with a total street value of £400,000 under the floorboards in his flat.
Mitigating, Mr Shaw told the court that Ahmed was ‘sucked back’ into the world of drug dealing after his temporary contract at a bottling factory ended.
He went on to call Ahmed “the unluckiest man in Bradford.
The Recorder of Bradford, Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC, praised Ahmed’s “fine family” for supporting him after being told Ahmed was adamant to turn his back on drugs once and for all.
But he told Ahmed: “There will be no lectures from me.
“You know the situation as well as I do, sadly.”
He was given a seven years sentence with 20% being deducted for his early guilty plea.