Two London-based dealers jailed for a toal of nine and half years for drug offences in King’s Lynn
PUBLISHED: 12:28 17 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:43 17 July 2017
Two London based dealers who took over a vulnerable addict’s King’s Lynn home as a base to peddle drugs have been jailed for a total of nine and half years.
Kulmiye Warsama, 30, who told Norwich Crown Court he no longer recognises being referred to by this name and his co-defendant Khalid Qoyyan, 21, who also goes by the name of Mahmoud, were found in the flat in Anmer Terrace with heroin and cocaine with a street value of £1000 and a total of £650 in cash.
William Carter, prosecuting, said this was a case where the two men had come from London and taken over the flat of a vulnerable addict to use as a base and paid the flat owner in heroin: “They take over the flat and deal from it. It is clearly what was happening here.”
When police raided the address, in December, last year, police found drugs hidden in a toilet cistern and also found more than £300 cash on each of the men.
Qoyyan, from London admitted possession with intent to supply Class A but Warsama, also from London, was convicted following a trial. Qoyyan also admitted a second offence of possession with intent to supply following a further arrest in Ilford.
Judge Anthony Bate imposed a four and half year sentence on Warsama and jailed Qoyyan for five years.
He said: “This case involves Class A drugs being brought from London to King’s Lynn.”
He said Warsama had played a significant role in the operation and accepted that Qoyyan had a lesser one.
Warsama, who represented himself in court said he was innocent and read a statement in which he said he no longer recognises being referred to as Warsama.
When told by the judge he would have to take any complaint to another court he replied: “I will.”
Danielle O’Donovan, for Qoyyan said he had been put under pressure to act as a runner after getting into debts over drugs.
She said he had successfully managed to come off drugs while in custody and he wanted to remain drugs free in future.