• Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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Four jailed for drugs supply 

From L -Michael Fahm, Shakeel Dan-Othman, Omar Lawson, and Shahjan Ali (Photo: Metropolitan Police).

By: Radhakrishna N S

FOUR men involved in drugs dealing across London have been jailed for a total of over 10 years.

The gang was sentenced at Inner London Crown Court on Friday (13).

Michael Fahm, 25, of Comber Grove, was sentenced to 45 months’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply class A drugs and class B drugs.

He also pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of criminal property, five counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and obstruction of a drugs search.

Shakeel Dan-Othman, 22, of Beaconsfield Road, sentenced to two years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply class A drugs and class B drugs and possession of criminal property.

Omar Lawson, 26, of Coleman Road, sentenced to 23 months’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply class A and class B drugs.

Shahjan Ali, 32, of Nelson Square, sentenced to 32 months’ imprisonment after pleading guilty of conspiracy to supply class A drugs and class B drugs, and possession of cannabis.

The sentencing follows an investigation carried out by the Met’s Violent Crime Taskforce.

The court heard how in March officers out on patrol in Comber Grove stopped a car.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Fahm who exited the vehicle and was searched by officers at the scene.

Whilst being searched, Fahm admitted to being in possession of £800 in cash.

Class A drugs were located in the front area of his waistband, and he was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs, obstructing a police officer and money laundering.

A further search of Fahm in custody identified six wraps of cannabis hidden in his underwear and the total value of cash in his possession was counted and totalled £1,250.

The officers found £5,820 in cash and substantial amount of drugs, including cocaine, ketamine and MDMA from his residence.

Officers also seized an iPhone from Fahm’s possession and subsequent analysis identified several WhatsApp messages relating to the supply of drugs.

From these messages, Ali, Lawson, and Dan-Othman were connected to the conspiracy to supply drugs across London.

Ali referred users to Fahm to deliver and supply drugs, Fahm directed Lawson to also deliver drugs and Dan-Othman used to resupply drugs.

This highlighted Ali and Fahm as the ring leaders of the conspiracy, coordinating the supply network.

There was a substantial amount of drugs found at Dan-Othman’s address, including class A and B drugs and £6,130 cash.

A further £430 was also seized from Lawson’s residence.

Ali was later arrested and analysis of his device uncovered further messages relating to drug supply.

All four were subsequently charged.

The total street value of drugs seized was approximately £15,000.

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