A prolific Harrow drug dealer has been jailed for supplying Class A drugs.
Abdikane Ismail was caught supplying heroin and crack in the borough on three separate occasions and, on March 2 at Harrow Crown Court, the 27-year-old was handed a five-and-a-half year sentence.
He pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, and also admitted two other similar charges.
Police were carrying out routine patrols along Bowen Road on February 4 when they spotted two men acting suspiciously and approach a car with Ismail inside it.
They went to the vehicle and, as they spoke to Ismail, noticed him trying to conceal a mobile phone below his seat, the court heard. When they asked him to get out of his vehicle, he was spotted dropping several wraps of drugs.
He was arrested on suspicion of possession with the intent to supply, and a further search found 37 wraps of heroin and crack.
Ismail, from Whittlesea Road, Harrow, admitted the charge at the crown court on February 27, and also pleaded guilty to two previous charges of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs in July 2014. He had previously denied these charges.
Ismail had been arrested on July 16, when he was stopped in a vehicle in Grange Park Close, South Harrow, and attempted to discard 40 wraps of crack and heroin that were hidden in his trouser leg.
He was charged with possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and remanded for this offence, but pleaded not guilty and was released on an electronic tag.
He was stopped again by police on July 31, in Whitby Road, South Harrow, after he was seen throwing something out of the window of a moving car, the court was told. Officers discovered 42 discarded wraps of crack and cocaine.
He was charged with possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and remanded for this offence, again entering a not guilty plea and being released from court on an electronic tag.
Speaking after the sentencing, PC Mary Hogan of Harrow Police said: “This is a great result for the community of Harrow and another example of the extent that Harrow Police will go to rid the streets of those intent on selling drugs.
"Ismail was known to use local drug users to drive him around while he continued to sell drugs on the streets of Harrow. Our pursuit against criminality is relentless as we aim to make Harrow the safest borough in London.”