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Class A drugs dealer jailed after St John’s Wood sting

PUBLISHED: 15:47 22 December 2017 | UPDATED: 15:47 22 December 2017

Mohammed Khan, 39, was sentenced to 22 years for drug supply offences yesterday at Southwark Crown Court. Picture: MET POLICE

Mohammed Khan, 39, was sentenced to 22 years for drug supply offences yesterday at Southwark Crown Court. Picture: MET POLICE

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A drug dealer has been jailed for 22 years after police found cocaine and heroin and uncovered almost £50,000 cash under a bed in a St John’s Wood flat.

During the search, a small door to a ceiling cupboard was located in the hallway. A large quantity of drugs was recovered from the cupboard, along with drug paraphernalia and a handwritten drugs ledger. Picture: MET POLICEDuring the search, a small door to a ceiling cupboard was located in the hallway. A large quantity of drugs was recovered from the cupboard, along with drug paraphernalia and a handwritten drugs ledger. Picture: MET POLICE

Mohammed Khan was stopped by officers on April 27 as he left the property in Scott Ellis Gardens.

Police found blocks of white powder, more than £2,000 cash and samples of heroin and cocaine inside the pockets of his body warmer.

Detectives then used keys found in Khan’s body warmer to get into a flat in the apartment block following his arrest on suspicion of intent to supply class A drugs.

During the search officers found a small door to a ceiling cupboard in the hallway where they found a large quantity of drugs along with drugs paraphernalia and a handwritten accounts book.

Inside the black holdall were two locked red money tins containing £49,860 cash. Picture: MET POLICEInside the black holdall were two locked red money tins containing £49,860 cash. Picture: MET POLICE

A second drugs ledger was found in the kitchen whilst under a bed police found a locked black holdall with two red money tins inside containing £49,860 in cash. They also uncovered digital scales and a heat sealer.

Khan, 39, of Gloucester Terrace, Bayswater, had been found guilty of three counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs (cocaine, diamorphine and MDMA) and one count of possession of criminal property.

He was sentenced to to 22 years by a Southwark Crown Court judge yesterday.

Det Con Elliot Humphrey said: “I am delighted with the sentencing in this case. It sends out a clear message to those that think supplying class A drugs is a way to earn a living. The impact on the people of London is severe and this is reflected in this sentence.”

Det Sgt Nicola Hawkins added: “Another serious criminal has been taken off the streets thanks to the hard work of officers from my team. The sentence passed down in this case is reflective of the very level of criminality that Khan was involved in.”

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