A DRUG dealer has been jailed for four years after becoming part of a supply chain to pay off a debt.

Haroon Khan, 21, appeared before Bradford Crown Court, to admit possession and supply of heroin and crack cocaine, dangerous driving and possession of criminal property.

The court heard police officers were on patrol in Wycliffe Garden, Shipley, on June 13 this year when they spotted a young woman who they took to be a drug user.

Khan was then seen to turn up in a car and officers thought she was there to buy drugs.

Prosecutor Paul Nicholson said after officers stopped Khan's car, he reversed at speed into a police car.

He then attempted to get through a gap between the police car and another vehicle, causing “substantial” damage, before being stopped.

After he was arrested, police found nine wraps of heroin and nine wraps of crack cocaine with a street value of £225.

The court heard Khan, of Hollings Terrace, Girlington, Bradford, who had previous convictions, was selling drugs to pay off a debt.

In mitigation, Alun Jones, said Khan had never received a custodial sentence before and wanted to “do his time and come out a different person”.

Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC said credit had to be given for Khan's guilty pleas and that a sentence giving him an incentive “to get on with his life” would be passed.

Jailing him for a total of four years, he said: “I am sorry for your family, a decent family, having the shame of a drug-dealing offspring.”

Khan was also disqualified from driving for two years and must pay a victim surcharge.