- Waqas Khan, 24, was on trial for conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin
- He was acquitted of charge but brought 'large quantity' of cocaine with him
- Pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply and jailed for 21 months
A drug dealer has been jailed after he was caught with a large bag of cocaine inside court, as he stood trial for a different charge.
Waqas Khan, 24, from Luton, was on trial at Luton Crown Court for conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin as part of a large-scale operation, but he was eventually acquitted.
But Khan brought a bag with a 'large quantity' of cocaine into the court with him and was jailed for 21 months after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply, Bedfordshire Police said.
Criminal: Waqas Khan (pictured), 24, from Luton, was jailed for 21 months after he brought a large bag of cocaine with him to court
Detective Inspector Paul Baron said: 'To turn up in the dock with class A drugs on him shows a complete and utter disregard to the law.
'Khan's actions were beyond belief and I'm pleased that he will face a custodial sentence - showing that he is not in fact above the law.
'Cocaine has a hugely damaging impact on people's lives, even causing death in some cases, so it's absolutely vital that those who supply such dangerous drugs are caught and brought to justice.'
Two men who were on trial with Khan on conspiracy charges were found guilty and sentenced to 29 years in jail, the Luton on Sunday reported.
Five other men were sentenced to 23 years in prison each after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin. An eighth man also pleaded guilty and awaits sentencing.