A “third strike” drug dealer caught selling heroin and crack cocaine for the 'Ali Line' has been locked up for six years.

Sajid Khan became the seventh Class A drug trafficker in less than a week to be jailed at Bradford Crown Court as a result of undercover police sting Operation Errantdance.

Khan, 39, of Chellow Grange Road, Heaton, Bradford, pleaded guilty to supplying heroin to law enforcement officer “Libby” on March 23 and dangerous driving and possession of heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply four days later.

Khan’s criminal record included four previous convictions for dangerous driving and three of trafficking Class A drugs, along with driving while disqualified and offences of dishonesty.

Prosecutor Philip Adams told the court today that Khan was given the tag name “Fiesta” by the police while he was working for the Ali Line, although he was driving a silver Ford Focus.

Libby ordered two wraps of heroin from the drug dealing line on March 23 and waited on Midland Road, Manningham, before moving to outside the Bradford City FC stadium to meet Khan. He pulled up in the Focus at 11am and sold her two wraps of heroin for £10.

On March 29, the police spotted the Focus on White Abbey Road, Bradford. It was in a poor state of repair and jumped a red light while it was under observation.

The car stopped on Farcliffe Place in Manningham but sped away when a police officer approached.

A blue light chase ensued along Toller Lane and Lilycroft Road. Khan narrowly missed two vehicles and went 56mph in a 30 zone.

He crashed into a wall on Westfield Lane and fled on foot.

The police found him hiding in the back room of a shop on Duckworth Lane in possession of 32 wraps of heron and crack cocaine, worth £130, £45 in cash and a crack pipe.

A phone seized from the car had evidence of contact with the Ali Line, Mr Adams said.

Khan’s barrister, Mohammed Rafiq, said he had pleaded guilty to all the offences.

He became involved in “a tangled web” of drug use and debts to pay to the dealers.

Khan had a wife and young child and Mr Rafiq asked for “light at the end of the tunnel” to allow him to become a better husband and father.

Judge Jonathan Rose jailed Khan for a total of six years and banned him from driving for seven years.

The judge said he put his own needs above his family and the community in which he was living when he went out selling drugs on the streets and risked lives by driving dangerously.