Balaal Imran, 38, from Watford was found guilty at Isleworth Crown Court for the offences of possession with the intent to supply cocaine and possession of criminal property.
The court heard that On Friday 16, April 2021, officers from the Violence Suppression Unit were patrolling Coldharbour Lane in Hayes when their attention was drawn to a black Mercedes. The vehicle, which was being driven by Imran, was stopped by police. A search of the vehicle initially located five tickets of cocaine in the driver’s side compartment in a black draw string case, separated into blue tickets and white tickets to differentiate quantity. In the centre console officers found £520.
A more extensive search of the car located a ‘hide’ by the steering wheel behind the lights panel. In this hide, officers found two more black draw string cases containing a further 15 blue and white tickets and 8 black and white vials of cocaine.
Imran was arrested and was subsequently charged. He was bailed to Ealing Magistrates court on the Thursday, 9 September.
The matter was sent to Isleworth Crown Court and on Wednesday, 24 August, Imran was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment for possession with intent to supply cocaine and possession of criminal property.