Man pleads guilty after being found with large quantity of drugs in Derby
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A 38-year-old Derby man has pleaded guilty to drugs charges.
Mohammed Fazal’s car was stopped in Manchester Street, Derby, yesterday (Monday 7 June) by officers from the city’s Risk Reduction Team – along with colleagues from the SALCU road crime group.
Fazal was searched and a large quantity of cannabis was found in the vehicle. A further search of an address linked to him found more cannabis, as well as significant amounts of cocaine and cash.
Following his arrest, he was charged with:
- Possession with intent to supply cocaine
- Possession with intent to supply cannabis
- Possession of criminal property
After being remanded in custody Fazal, of Kenilworth Avenue, Derby, today appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court where he pleaded guilty to all three charges. He was remanded in custody and will next appear at Derby Crown Court on 29 June to be sentenced.
Detective Sergeant Chris Barker said: “The Risk Reduction team has been specifically set up to target those criminals who pose the biggest risk to our communities.
“On a daily basis we see the harm that drugs bring to our city and we are constantly working to detect, disrupt and bring to justice those responsible.
“If you have information about drug dealing in your area then I would urge you to contact us, in confidence, and help make our city a safer place to live, work and visit.”
Anyone with information is able to contact the force at any time using the below methods:
- Facebook– send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
- Twitter– direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
- Website– complete the online contact form derbyshire.police.uk/ContactUs.
- Phone – call us on 101.
You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org.