A father who was caught with cocaine, MDMA and £15,000 in cash said he was being pressured to deal drugs by a gang, a court heard.
Alhad Mohammed, 36, has been jailed after police stopped his black Toyota in Manchester city centre when they noticed it had a faulty brake light.
He was pulled over on Dale Street on August 5 and found with quantities of four different type of drugs - cocaine, MDMA, ketamine and class C drug clonazepam - all worth about £100 each.
Officers feared Mohammed was reaching for a weapon when he put his hand in his jacket and they took him to the ground, Manchester Crown Court heard.
They discovered a further 38 snap bags of cocaine, said to be worth about £1,200.
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Police then searched his home and seized between £15,000 and £20,000 in cash, in bundles of £20 and £50 notes.
Prosecutors said the exact amount was not known.
Mohammed's barrister Isobel Thomas said: "He was pressured by a local gang in the area to sell these drugs.
"He was fearful of that gang, he did not benefit from dealing the drugs."
She said Mohammed was provided with the cash and drugs by the gang, as well as a 'burner phone' which police discovered.
Mohammed, a father-of-four, had been working in administration for a fleet car company until his arrest, the court was told.
The judge, the Recorder of Manchester Nicholas Dean QC, said it was a 'mitigating feature' that he was being pressurised, and it reduced his culpability.
Ms Thomas said she accepted it was 'inevitable' that Mohammed would be jailed, while the judge said it would be 'inappropriate' to hand down any other sentence.
"As you recognise, realistically you face an immediate sentence of imprisonment," Judge Dean told Mohammed.
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"This was not the highest amount of dealing, it was however not insignificant in terms of quantity and persistence."
Mohammed, of Hardy Street, Oldham, was sentenced to two years and three months in jail.
He pleaded guilty to five offences; two counts of possession with intent to supply a class A drug, one count of possession with intent to supply a class B drug, one count of possession with intent to supply a class C drug, and possessing criminal property.