A drug dealer from Denmark Hill who thought he could evade police because he wasn’t directly handling his wares has been jailed for three years, as police say they are now able to target ‘those higher up the chain’.
Feroze Khan, aged 26, from Denmark Hill, dealt crack cocaine and heroin using dedicated mobile phone lines between June 2018 and May of this year.
Police began investigating him as part of their activities to combat drugs lines, where those controlling the supply do not always come into direct contact with those selling-on the drugs.
Even though Khan wasn’t directly selling on the drugs, police said they were able to prove Khan was involved in setting up the supply.
Khan first came to officers’ attention after he sped off when police tried to stop him on Denmark Hill while in a blue Mercedes.
Police suspected he was involved in drugs, and searched several addresses under warrant.
In one flat, in East Dulwich, a specialist police dog helped find a green fleece in the wardrobe with 509 wraps of crack cocaine and 84 wraps of heroin with a street value of more than £5,000.
After finding evidence linking these drugs to Khan, his home was searched and he was arrested last month.
While in custody he pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug at Camberwell Magistrates’ Court on May 18, 2019.
He was sentenced to three years in prison on June 10 at Inner London Crown Court and will also be subject to a ten year criminal behaviour order when released from prison.
Detective Constable Raymond Sekalongo said: “Khan thought he could evade police because he wasn’t directly involved in the handling of drugs but we are now able to target those higher up the chain and prove their involvement.
“Drug dealing is closely linked with violence we see on our streets. We will deal robustly with those who seek to sell drugs, exploit young people and target the most vulnerable within our communities for the sole purpose of financial gain.”