A Stockport man has been sentenced at to five years imprisonment after a jury found him guilty of supplying drugs in the Hulme area

Numan Ahmed aged 36 of Outwood Road, Heald Green was spotted by two neighbourhood police officers who were patrolling in the Hulme area when they observed suspicious activity involving a Mercedes C-Class on Dearden Street and Royce Road.

The car was later stopped on Range Road, Whalley Range where police found Class A and Class B drugs with an estimated street value in excess of £3000. A number of mobile phones and a second large quantity of cash were also seized from the Mercedes.

Ahmed pleaded not guilty to four counts of possession with intent to supply but, following a seven day trial, a jury convicted him.

PC David Stapley, of GMP’s City of Manchester division, said: “Today’s result just goes to show that Greater Manchester Police is committed to safeguarding communities from drugs and that neighbourhood officers are key when it comes to identifying and arresting those responsible for supplying illegal substances.

“I hope this sentencing serves as a stark warning to those involved or considering getting involved in this type of crime, which so often blights communities, that officers are observing, will pursue you and ultimately bring you to face justice.”



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