Man jailed for drug dealing in Worcester

Worcester News: Man jailed for drug dealing Man jailed for drug dealing

A MAN who supplied heroin and crack cocaine to Worcester drug dealers has been jailed for 16 years.

Mohammed Shabir, aged 40, of Fladbury Crescent, Birmingham, was arrested last year as part of Operation Dorado, an anti-drug initiative by West Mercia Police.

The drug dealer was wanted by police for his part in a conspiracy to deal heroin and crack cocaine in the city, but he had evaded them for six months.

He was arrested in Oldbury on November 23 after a search of an address he left in Tividale Road uncovered a .44 calibre Webley revolver, 43 rounds of live ammunition and between £5,000 and £6,000 worth of heroin and crack cocaine concealed behind a skirting board in the hallway.

He appeared at Worcester Crown Court on November 29 and pleaded guilty to six offences in front of Judge Patrick Thomas, who sentenced Shabir today at Birmingham Crown Court.

Shabir was given five years each for two charges for conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin between November 14, 2011 and January 21, 2012 in Worcester with Mohammed Ishaq, Gary Griffin, Leighton Bowkett, Michael Juson And Simon Sliwinski, all of whom were jailed at Worcester Crown Court in September 2012. These sentences are to be served concurrently.

Seven years each for possessing a prohibited firearm and possessing ammunition for a firearm without a certificate, to be served concurrently.
Four years each for two counts of possession with intent to supply a controlled Class A drug, crack cocaine and heroin, also to be served concurrently.

Shabir is the 27th person to be jailed as part of Operation Dorado, after 26 dealers from Worcester, Birmingham and the Black Country were sentenced in three days to a total of 81 years in September.

Detective Inspector Carl Moore, who led the operation, said: "Operation Dorado was a complex and longstanding investigation that was launched following concerns raised by residents in Worcester, in particular about street dealing.

"Although the issue of drugs is no more of a problem in Worcester than it is elsewhere in the country, the unlawful supply of controlled drugs by organised gangs has a real impact on all of our communities.

"This has culminated in the very strong sentencing of Shabir, which the judge made clear was because of the links in this case between drug dealing and firearms. The round recovered from Shabir's flat have been forensically linked to a number of serious crimes across the West Midlands and London.

"This included the incident during the riots of August 2011, when a police helicopter was shot at in Aston."

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4:36pm Fri 18 Jan 13

grumpy woman says...

Sentences should not run concurrently. Sentencing in this country is a joke. This man has ruined lives dealing drugs .
Sentences should not run concurrently. Sentencing in this country is a joke. This man has ruined lives dealing drugs . grumpy woman
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4:39pm Fri 18 Jan 13

katiekins says...

THROW AWAY THE KEY.
THROW AWAY THE KEY. katiekins
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4:56pm Fri 18 Jan 13

tudorgirl says...

Perhaps DI Morgan will continue his good work and clean up Warndon of the drug dealers that live on the estate and have been allowed to carryon supplying the vulnerble youngsters for such along time everyone knows who they are including the Police but have just turned a blind eye
Perhaps DI Morgan will continue his good work and clean up Warndon of the drug dealers that live on the estate and have been allowed to carryon supplying the vulnerble youngsters for such along time everyone knows who they are including the Police but have just turned a blind eye tudorgirl
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5:33pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Doogie 46 says...

Reading the opening paragraph of this article, you might be tempted to think "great - just what he deserves".
However, with the sentences running concurrently perhaps the headline should more accurately read "DANGEROUS DRUG DEALER RECEIVES JOKE JAIL TERM"
Reading the opening paragraph of this article, you might be tempted to think "great - just what he deserves". However, with the sentences running concurrently perhaps the headline should more accurately read "DANGEROUS DRUG DEALER RECEIVES JOKE JAIL TERM" Doogie 46
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4:13pm Sat 19 Jan 13

mr.meldrew says...

tudorgirl.
agree 100%.warndon is a breeding ground for drugs and anti social behaviour.try the nick at cranham,and the door is locked, and no one answers.all the while things going on within 50 yards.namely that pub.and the shops...
tudorgirl. agree 100%.warndon is a breeding ground for drugs and anti social behaviour.try the nick at cranham,and the door is locked, and no one answers.all the while things going on within 50 yards.namely that pub.and the shops... mr.meldrew
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4:19pm Sat 19 Jan 13

mr.meldrew says...

N.B.should have been 36 years......no time for drug dealers.
N.B.should have been 36 years......no time for drug dealers. mr.meldrew
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5:19pm Sat 19 Jan 13

pronstar says...

mr.meldrew wrote:
N.B.should have been 36 years......no time for drug dealers.
Whatever your views on drug dealers, locking them up for longer than murderers, rapists, paedophiles and cheating politicians is not the answer to the wider issue of drugs in society.
[quote][p][bold]mr.meldrew[/bold] wrote: N.B.should have been 36 years......no time for drug dealers.[/p][/quote]Whatever your views on drug dealers, locking them up for longer than murderers, rapists, paedophiles and cheating politicians is not the answer to the wider issue of drugs in society. pronstar
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5:57pm Sat 19 Jan 13

mr.meldrew says...

pronstar.what do you suggest then? you been a bad boy.i will tell mom and dad..or send them on an all expences cruise around the med.they are the lowest form of scum on this planet..ruin lives etc etc..
pronstar.what do you suggest then? you been a bad boy.i will tell mom and dad..or send them on an all expences cruise around the med.they are the lowest form of scum on this planet..ruin lives etc etc.. mr.meldrew
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6:01pm Sat 19 Jan 13

mr.meldrew says...

nb.again.i speak from experience .when you lost a child coz of heroin addiction then talk 2 me...
nb.again.i speak from experience .when you lost a child coz of heroin addiction then talk 2 me... mr.meldrew
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7:11pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Bravo, San Juan says...

Could someone please explain this word "concurrently"? And tell me if it differs from the only version I can fathom which means if you kill someone but expect to be caught, you can then run round committing any crime you like scot free?? Ridiculous.
Could someone please explain this word "concurrently"? And tell me if it differs from the only version I can fathom which means if you kill someone but expect to be caught, you can then run round committing any crime you like scot free?? Ridiculous. Bravo, San Juan
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1:43am Sun 20 Jan 13

tudorgirl says...

mr.meldrew wrote:
nb.again.i speak from experience .when you lost a child coz of heroin addiction then talk 2 me...
l completely agree, l also know of a youngster who lost his life down to addiction, they are vunerable people who are preyed upon, and as for the Police they are fully aware of the dealer's who live in Cranham Drive area makes one wonder how they are still walking the streets!
[quote][p][bold]mr.meldrew[/bold] wrote: nb.again.i speak from experience .when you lost a child coz of heroin addiction then talk 2 me...[/p][/quote]l completely agree, l also know of a youngster who lost his life down to addiction, they are vunerable people who are preyed upon, and as for the Police they are fully aware of the dealer's who live in Cranham Drive area makes one wonder how they are still walking the streets! tudorgirl
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