Nelson car chase drug dealer back behind bars

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Mohammed Rahim Mohammed Rahim

A NELSON drug dealer is back behind bars, this time for a total four years, after a police chase as he tried to get rid of heroin and ‘bubble’, in his car.

Mohammed Rahim, 33, had sped off when spotted by officers who recognised him, as he didn't want to be found with the stash in his vehicle.

Police later found 12 knotted packages of heroin and 1.9 grams of MDMC on some disused land near where he had parked up.

Rahim had £200 cash on him when he was arrested and when his home was searched, officers found SIM cards, telephones, plastic wrapping, latex gloves and a ‘dealer’s list’, Burnley Crown Court had been told. Rahim, of Leeds Road, had pleaded guilty to possessing heroin and possessing MDMC with intent to supply, last July 31, part-way through a trial. He had earlier admitted dangerous driving on the same date.

Judge Beverley Lunt also banned him from driving for a year and ordered him to take an extended test.

The court had been told how the defendant sped off from officers around 1pm and squeezed past a police vehicle which had put on it's emergency lights and sirens to stop him.

He was pursued through the streets of Nelson by officers in different vehicles and sped through a built-up area, where children were playing in the street.

Two officers followed Rahim to an old mill, where he had parked up. As they pulled up, they saw the defendant return to the vehicle from some disused land which had a large fence. He then set off again and the chase continued.

Rahim’s Mini Cooper was later abandoned and he was found in another vehicle and arrested. Officers decided to go and search the disused land and found packages behind the fence. Within them were the 12 knotted packages of heroin and the bubble.

The defendant had been questioned and made no comment. He gave a prepared statement, in which he accepted he had been driving dangerously but denied possessing the drugs or any knowledge of them.

In September 2012, Rahim was jailed for 16 months for supplying cannabis worth about £1,850 on the streets from his vehicle. He admitted six counts of possessing cannabis with intent to supply in November 2011.

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12:17pm Fri 31 Jan 14

blackburnwithdarwen says...

Another drug dealer back behind bars. Sixteen months in 2012 and now four years. These people are the cause of misery and can cause death. Please, the next time he does it shoot him!
Another drug dealer back behind bars. Sixteen months in 2012 and now four years. These people are the cause of misery and can cause death. Please, the next time he does it shoot him! blackburnwithdarwen

12:20pm Fri 31 Jan 14

blackburnwithdarwen says...

PS - A pat on the back to the police. How I wish the courts would do something about these lenient sentences!
PS - A pat on the back to the police. How I wish the courts would do something about these lenient sentences! blackburnwithdarwen

1:20pm Fri 31 Jan 14

noddy57 says...

another dealer in death and misery,, give him a proper sentence,,if these habitual drug dealers and persistent offenders insist on wreaking havoc in their communities then we have to give them a mandatory life sentence no ifs or buts and if the European court of human rights don,t agree then we should tell them to keep their noses out or we will pull out of this joke of a market,,
another dealer in death and misery,, give him a proper sentence,,if these habitual drug dealers and persistent offenders insist on wreaking havoc in their communities then we have to give them a mandatory life sentence no ifs or buts and if the European court of human rights don,t agree then we should tell them to keep their noses out or we will pull out of this joke of a market,, noddy57

1:24pm Fri 31 Jan 14

yyy's1 says...

Can our local MP's explain to the indigenous people of this area what they have done to have the likes of Mohammed Rahim forced upon us?
Can our local MP's explain to the indigenous people of this area what they have done to have the likes of Mohammed Rahim forced upon us? yyy's1

2:37pm Fri 31 Jan 14

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

my god!!! Lenient Lunt has sent someone down..im in shock!!!!
my god!!! Lenient Lunt has sent someone down..im in shock!!!! ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123

3:08pm Fri 31 Jan 14

abetterblackburn says...

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 wrote:
my god!!! Lenient Lunt has sent someone down..im in shock!!!!
Judge Beverley Lunt also banned him from driving for a year and ordered him to take an extended test.

He won't be doing that again will he?
[quote][p][bold]ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123[/bold] wrote: my god!!! Lenient Lunt has sent someone down..im in shock!!!![/p][/quote]Judge Beverley Lunt also banned him from driving for a year and ordered him to take an extended test. He won't be doing that again will he? abetterblackburn

4:05pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Izanears says...

Perhaps Sharia law might work here. i.e cut off his hand.
Perhaps Sharia law might work here. i.e cut off his hand. Izanears

4:15pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

blackburnwithdarwen wrote:
Another drug dealer back behind bars. Sixteen months in 2012 and now four years. These people are the cause of misery and can cause death. Please, the next time he does it shoot him!
Why waste a bullet, hang him, scum of the earth, ruining young peoples lives, four years was far to lenient.
[quote][p][bold]blackburnwithdarwen[/bold] wrote: Another drug dealer back behind bars. Sixteen months in 2012 and now four years. These people are the cause of misery and can cause death. Please, the next time he does it shoot him![/p][/quote]Why waste a bullet, hang him, scum of the earth, ruining young peoples lives, four years was far to lenient. Lancs - pensioner

5:47pm Fri 31 Jan 14

sen c b l says...

Saudis would chop his head off.
Saudis would chop his head off. sen c b l

8:58pm Sat 1 Feb 14

churchman says...

if he was not born in this country,then deport the scumbag.
if he was not born in this country,then deport the scumbag. churchman

8:27pm Mon 10 Feb 14

NelsonAsianButProudBritish says...

I always wonder why these people on here will call for deportation or heads to be chopped off for an idiot like this but not for the likes of Ol Jimmy "i grew up watching him proper rum bloke me mam used to work with him etc" Saville.....Strange world really....
I always wonder why these people on here will call for deportation or heads to be chopped off for an idiot like this but not for the likes of Ol Jimmy "i grew up watching him proper rum bloke me mam used to work with him etc" Saville.....Strange world really.... NelsonAsianButProudBritish

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