A CRACK cocaine and heroin dealer has been warned by a judge that he will be ‘on the police radar’ if he tries to sell drugs on the streets of Bradford again.

Iftikhir Sagir had married and had a young son since he was caught with wraps of Class A drugs and three phones near Asda in Towngate, Wyke, on May 5, 2020, his barrister said.

Sagir, 30, of Powell Avenue, Little Horton, Bradford, pleaded guilty on the day of his trial to possession of heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply. He also admitted simple possession of a small amount of cocaine and cannabis seized from his bedroom.

Prosecutor Anthony Moore told Bradford Crown Court that Sagir was the front seat passenger in a silver VW Golf stopped by the police near the supermarket at 2.20pm.

He seemed nervous and he lied to officers saying he had just been to the store.

He was searched and found to have street dealer wraps containing £400 worth of Class A drugs in his jacket. There were also three phones in the vehicle.

He told the police that all the drugs were for his personal use.

In mitigation, Soheil Khan said the offending had taken place more than two years ago.

Sagir had since turned his life around and freed himself from his drug addiction.

He was now married with a stepchild and a young son and determined to lead a positive life in society and never to reoffend.

He had committed no offences since and he had expressed genuine remorse.

Mr Khan urged the court to suspend the prison sentence to reflect Sagir’s changed behaviour and the strides he had made in turning over a new leaf.

Judge Colin Burn sentenced him to two years’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, with 200 hours of unpaid work.

He said Sagir had been dealing drugs to fund his own habit.

“They were ruining your life and getting you into very serious criminal proceedings,” he said.

But Sagir had since taken big steps to rehabilitate himself, ridding himself of drugs and getting married in February.

Judge Burn warned him that he had committed serious offences and would now be ‘on the police radar’ as a convicted street drug dealer.

Any repetition of such offending would lead to a lengthy prison sentence.

“It’s such a corrosive type of offending, dealing in Class A drugs, particularly addictive drugs like cocaine and heroin,” he stated.