Teen drug dealer jailed

Mudassar Khan

SCARPERED: Khan ran when an officer answered the door of a house which police were searching for drugs

A TEENAGE drug dealer who tried to flee from police has been jailed.

Mudassar Khan, 18, of Chester Street, Werneth, admitted possessing class A drugs with intent to supply at an earlier hearing.

He was sentenced to 26 months in prison on Monday 26 October 2009.

At 2.30pm on Tuesday 9 December 2008, officers executed a warrant at a house on Fifth Avenue, Limeside.

A short time later, at about 2.40pm, Khan came to the house while officers were searching inside.
A uniformed officer answered the door, prompting Khan to flee.

He was chased by a number of officers and threw a package into the garden of a house on Fifth Avenue.

He was arrested on Seventh Avenue and his package containing heroin, worth an estimated £785 was recovered.

Detective Constable Kate Dawson, from Oldham CID, said: “Khan denied having the drugs and even tried to claim he had not been at the house despite being confronted at the front door by an officer.

“He was clearly startled by this and instigated his own downfall by running away from police.

“It is clear from the amount of drugs we recovered that he was intending to sell them on.

“We are working hard in Oldham, and across GMP, to tackle those who profit from the sale and supply of drugs head on.

“I am delighted with today’s sentence and hope it sends a clear warning to others that we will do everything in our power to rid the streets of these harmful substances.”

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