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Sheffield drug runner thrown off bus after driver smelt cannabis

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A drug runner caught after being ordered off a National Express coach when the driver smelt cannabis has been jailed for 14 months.

Saeed Karsha, aged 24, was arrested after heroin and cannabis were found at his flat on Foundry Court, Burngreave, Sheffield.

The cannabis could have sold for up to £4,480 on the streets of Sheffield, and had been divided into 19 one-ounce deals and one of two ounces. The heroin was valued at £175. Experts said it had been mixed with caffeine and paracetamol, and had a purity of just 2 per cent.

Karsha admitted possessing the drugs with intent to supply.

Edna Leonard, prosecuting, told Derby Crown Court Karsha was the ‘runner’ in relation to the cannabis, which he had in a rucksack on the coach heading for Sheffield.

In the case of the heroin, he was the ‘custodian’, she said.

Chris Aspinall, defending, said Karsha was suffering poor health and had fallen prey to drug dealers.

“He is vulnerable and was using drugs. To some extent that is his own fault, but others could see he could be used as a dupe. He kept his flat tidy. He has managed to keep his lifestyle together,” he added.

But jailing him, Judge David Pugsley said: “The fact he could win a good housekeeping award does not negate the offence.”

Addressing Karsha, the judge said: “You will be out of prison before very long and I want you to lead a drug-free life.”

Karsha told the judge: “Thank you sir, I appreciate it. Take care.”

 

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