Former care home men’s drug sentence

Mohammed Ajaz Khan, jailed grasslander April 2012
Mohammed Ajaz Khan, jailed grasslander April 2012

A FORMER care home manager has been jailed for four years after a £34,000 cocaine and heroin bust.

Mohammed Ajaz Khan, 33, arranged a series of £600 deals with undercover police before a raid revealed a stash of drugs at his friend’s house

Khan, of St Mark’s Street, Wakefield, got involved after losing his job as a deputy nursing home manager and getting in debt over his wife’s IVF treatment, Leeds Crown Court heard.

Fellow care home worker Mafuz Ullah, 28, of Pinderfields Road, Wakefield, stored the drugs at his home as a favour and was jailed for 20 months.

Prosecutor Matthew Donkin said test purchase officers from Operation Grassland met Khan in a nightclub last May, and a series of deals followed. A raid on Ullah’s home on November 7 revealed a stash of £32,000 of heroin and cocaine on a ledge outside. The total value of those drugs and the ones supplied to police was £34,769.

Khan and Ullah admitted supplying heroin, possession of cocaine and heroin with intent to supply. Khan also admitted supplying heroin and offering to supply cocaine.

Andrew Dallas, mitigating, said Khan lost his care home job over a dispute over the length of a previous drug conviction he had declared.

He ended up working in a takeaway but needed money for the IVF treatment. But he borrowed it from the wrong man who suggested he pay it off by selling drugs and also looking after his drug stash.

Ullah, who had no previous convictions, got involved as a favour after feeling obligated to Khan, who had got him a job at the care home.

Judge Christopher Batty, passing sentence, said they weren’t street dealers but were “much higher up because you were involved in the storage and supply of wholesale quantities of Class A drugs, heroin and cocaine”.