A MAN has dodged an immediate jail sentence after he was found with cocaine and cannabis.

Amir Ahmed, 24, of of Bolton Drive, appeared before Bradford Crown Court yesterday to be sentenced for possession of cocaine with intent to supply and the possession of cannabis.

The charges date back to November 2018 when he was stopped by police on King’s Road and they noticed a large plastic bag containing additional bags of cannabis.

Ahmed was arrested and told the officer that it belonged to him and he bought it in bulk to save money.

When he was searched, officers then discovered he also had cocaine. The cannabis had a street value of £128, while the cocaine had a street value of nearly £400.

The court heard he had been asked to drop the cocaine off at an address.

Nick Worsley, defending, said his circumstances had changed in the time since the offence and he is now married with a young family.

Judge Jonathan Gibson sentenced him to 18 months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, given 20 per cent credit for guilty pleas and the time since the offence. He was also be made the subject of a curfew and must pay £250 costs. The judge said he was” perfectly capable of living a law abiding life”.