Issued on 19/10/18 at 1:50 p.m.
A drug-dealer who went on the run for more than a year has pleaded guilty to drugs offences.
Adnan Khan, 31, admitted two counts of conspiracy to supply class A drugs - cocaine and heroin - in November and December 2016, when he appeared at Leicester Crown Court today (Friday 19 October). He also pleaded guilty to possessing a mobile phone while in prison.
At a previous hearing on 4 June, Khan pleaded guilty to:
- One count of possession of heroin with intent to supply in April 2018
- One count of possession of cocaine with intent to supply in April 2018
- One count of aggravated vehicle taking in December 2016
- One count of failing to stop for police in December 2016
- One count of dangerous driving in December 2016
- One count of driving without insurance in December 2016
- One count of driving a vehicle without a valid MOT in December 2016
- One count of failing to appear at magistrates’ court in January 2017
Khan, of no fixed address, was first arrested in December 2016 when he tried to flee from officers in his car, but was apprehended soon after. When the vehicle was searched officers found a quantity of cannabis. Earlier on the same day, an associate of Khan’s was also stopped in a car by police.
Officers carried out searches of the associate’s car and flat and they found a total of 1.5kg of cocaine, crack cocaine, cutting agents and £46,000 in cash. An investigation undertaken by the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) forensically linked Khan to both the drugs and cash.
After being charged, Khan failed to appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court in January 2017 but was located and arrested at an address in Syston in April this year.
When he was found, officers discovered 372g of heroin and 185g of cocaine in the property, as well as nearly £3,000 in cash.
EMSOU investigator Hazel Score said: “The amount of heroin and cocaine that were found when Khan was arrested, together with the latex gloves and packaging, was a clear indication that the drugs were destined for the streets of Leicester, Leicestershire and beyond.
“Despite managing to avoid police for more than a year, Khan couldn’t help himself from pursuing a life of crime. But he was unaware that he’d inadvertently linked himself to the first seizure of drugs, with his hair found in one of the bags of cocaine.
“It is a credit to our officers that their investigation has led to Khan’s conviction today.”
Khan will be sentenced at Leicester Crown Court on a date to be fixed in November.