A drug dealer from Heywood has been jailed after supplying crack cocaine and heroin to "vulnerable" users.

Selim Ahmed, aged 22, had more than 14,000 contacts on his "graft" mobile phone with the top contacts being users of class A drugs.

He was also advertising the supply of drugs in Heywood and Middleton.

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Between August and November last year evidence showed he sent text messages every day, including "on, power fat sizes" and "new stuf, w nd gear! Firing one! On t late".

On Wednesday, November 16, Ahmed was arrested at a property on Cedar Avenue in Heywood and was found to be in possession of the Nokia 105 graft mobile phone.

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He was charged and pleaded guilty, at an earlier hearing to being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin and possession of a knife.

On Monday, Ahmed appeared at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court and was sentenced for four years.

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Detective Sergeant Chris Woodburn, from Greater Manchester Police’s County Lines Team, said: “Ahmed was profiting from vulnerable people who are addicted to harmful drugs like crack cocaine and heroin.

“The evidence showed he would continually send text messages to the thousands of contacts he had on his phone in the hope they would buy the drugs.

“Our job is to identify and target people like Ahmed to seize the ‘graft’ phone, so it is no longer active.

“We will continue to do that to stop drug dealers and organised crime groups from exploiting vulnerable people.

“Help us, help them by reporting any activity you believe may be related to drugs, knowing we will do the rest.”

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