Jailed: Police release photo of dealer who sold heroin and cocaine across town

Jailed: Police release photo of dealer who sold heroin and cocaine across town

Jailed – Convicted drug dealer Muhammed Ashpak Chowdhury

A convicted drug dealer has been jailed for peddling heroin and crack cocaine in Loughborough.

Muhammed Ashpak Chowdhury was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment by a judge at Leicester Crown Court after admitting his involvement in the supply of class A drugs in the town.

The 27-year-old defendant’s home in Bridgeland Road was visited by detectives acting on information received through a tip-off, last month, according to Leicestershire Police.

The property was searched and “large quantities” of drugs and drug dealing equipment were recovered, alongside more than £4,000 in cash.

A flat associated with the defendant elsewhere in the town was also searched, where “burner phones and a live bullet” were discovered.

Chowdhury was arrested and charged with possession with intent to supply heroin and cocaine, possession of criminal property and possession of ammunition for a firearm without a certificate.

He pleaded guilty to the offences at his first court appearance at Leicester Magistrates Court and was sentenced at a crown court hearing held last Tuesday (January 4).

A police spokesperson said: “Muhammed Ashpak Chowdhury was arrested at his home address in December last year after officers acted on information received in relation to the supply of heroin and crack cocaine.

“When officers searched the property, they discovered large quantities of drugs, equipment used to prepare the drugs for dealing on the streets and more than £4,000 in cash.

“A flat also associated with 27-year-old Chowdhury was searched and burner phones and a live bullet were found in the property.”

Speaking at the conclusion of the case, Detective Constable Damian Young said information provided by the public was crucial to his arrest and conviction.

“This case demonstrates how information received led to the arrest and conviction of an individual for the supply of class A drugs,” he said.