Northamptonshire drug dealer jailed for four years after officers smelt cannabis coming from his car

Yasar Jabarkheel

Yasar Jabarkheel

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A drug dealer who sold cocaine and cannabis in a Northamptonshire town has been jailed for four years.

Yasar Jabarkheel, aged 26, of Aston Close on the Timken estate, had pleaded guilty to offering to supply LSD, possession of cannabis and cocaine with intent to supply, and possession of the Class A drug N-bomb.

The court was told that on September 26, 2014, police saw a man walking away from a Saab parked in The Severn, Daventry. They suspected a drug deal had taken place so followed the car as it drove onto Leamington Way. Police signalled the driver to stop; he slowed down but then drove off before stopping on a driveway. The driver ran away but was caught by police, while Jabarkheel remained in the passenger seat and cooperated with the officers.

On the rear seat of the car police found a carrier bag containing 22.17g of cannabis worth £230, 26.95g of cocaine worth £1,078, and a quantity of N-bomb worth £20 in total. They also found a set of digital scales, Stanley knife, and a student card with the driver’s name on. Next to the driver’s seat they discovered a notepad with what appeared to be a dealer’s list on. They also found a phone, which when examined had evidence of offering to supply LSD.

For this Jabarkheel was charged with offering to supply LSD and possession with intent to supply N-bomb.

Then on the evening of August 17, 2015, police followed a black Ford Puma into Wimborne Place, on the Ashby Fields estate in Daventry, where it parked next to a vehicle already there. The car was registered to the driver in the first incident, but was being driven by Jabarkheel.

The police officers noticed a strong smell of cannabis coming from the vehicle and decided to search it.

Behind the driver’s seat they found 50.88g of cannabis, worth £508.80, and in the centre console they found bags containing 7.75g of cocaine, worth £160. They also found three mobile phones, on two of which were text messages asking about drug deals. The defendant also had £560 in his pockets.

Jabarkheel’s barrister said: “He had a lot going for him. He had, and still has, a supportive family, was educated, and had a job. But he became addicted to drugs – that affected his ability to continue in employment. That led to him spiralling further into debt and further into addiction. He approached a dealer to sell drugs for a financial benefit – to start to clear his debts and to pay for his addiction.

“It’s something he accepts is a vicious cycle.”

Jabarkheel, a Dutch passport holder, was sentenced to a total of four years in jail, and told he will serve half of that time in custody including time he has already spent on remand.