Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Aston drug dealers ploughed car into a tree during crack and heroin run
Harees Mahmood, 18, and Mohammed Ismaeel, 20 were on drug run when car ploughed into tree in Erdington
Harees Mahmood (left) and Mohammed Ismaeel
A drug dealer and his driver have been jailed after their car ploughed into a tree while on a run.
Police found heroin and crack cocaine in the vehicle when Harees Mahmood and Mohammed Ismaeel crashed on
Gypsy Lane in Erdington
Dealer Mahmood was left needing hospital treatment while Ismaeel fled the scene at 3.15pm on September 19.
In the wreck of the car police found 29 wraps of heroin worth £290 and 38 wraps of crack cocaine worth £380.
Too ill to be arrested and interviewed, Mahmood was treated in hospital and released.
But when police called at his
Emscote Road home in Aston
on October 2 they found a further 20 wraps of crack cocaine and 14 wraps of heroin.
A pair of digital scales and two wads of cash, one of £1,335 and another of £265 were also found.
Mahmood, who has previous convictions for possession of crack and heroin, pleaded guilty to four charges of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.
Described as playing a significant role, he sent to a young offenders institution for 30 months.
Ismaeel, of Albert Road, Aston, who was arrested later in October, pleaded guilty to two charges of possession of Class A with intent.
However he has since been jailed for three-years-ten-months after being convicted of wounding and dangerous driving.
He was ordered to serve an extra 12 months on top of that sentence.
Jailing the pair at
Birmingham Crown Court
, His Honour Judge Paul Farrer QC said: “Mahmood you were released from hospital and went home, not having been arrested.
“A couple of weeks after police came to your family address to arrest you and found further drugs in your possession.
“You were not on bail but this second finding shows a real degree of persistence and is a substantial aggravating feature.
“I accept you are immature and have problems in your background, suffer from ADHD and had a difficult upbringing.
“That said, these offences are so serious they can only be met with a sentence of immediate detention.”
Ismaeel was told he played a lesser role, that of a driver, and that his sentence must be seen in relation to the three years-and-ten months he was already serving.
Tarlowchan Dubb, defending Mahmood, said a pre-sentence report on the teen made appalling reading.
“This young man with an extremely troubled background who has not helped himself.”
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