Amir Khan, 23, used 15-year-old Boy to Sell Drugs in Brighton is Jailed

Amir Khan, 23, from London who used a 15-year-old boy to sell heroin and crack cocaine on the streets of Brighton has been jailed.

Police found a metal tub containing 16 wraps of crack cocaine and 41 wraps of heroin from a Ford Fiesta parked in Canterbury on October 24.

Mobile phone data showed that Khan had travelled to Ramsgate that day to meet the owner of the car in which the drugs were found.

Khan was arrested in Plumstead High Street on January 17, 2019. He answered no comment during police interviews but admitted two charges of conspiracy to supply class A drugs when he appeared at Canterbury Crown Court on February 25.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Peter Frampton said: “Khan was linked to a telephone number that we knew sent out bulk messages daily to drug users in the Canterbury area offering class A drugs.

“Telephone cell site data showed that Khan was in control of the communications of the line and regularly travelled into east Kent to deliver the drugs.”

Khan was sentenced to six years in jail at Hove Crown Court for his role in the “county lines” operation.