Former Port Vale winger Kaid Mohamed has been jailed for 28 months after police discovered 144g of cocaine with a street value between £8,000 and £11,000, plus £13,000 in cash at his property.
Kaid Mohamed had one of the more unusual Port Vale careers. Signed by Micky Adams on a two-year deal, the winger was loaned out after just eight first-team appearances and never appeared for the club again. Instead, Mohamed had loan spells at AFC Wimbledon, Bristol Rovers and Northampton Town before he was released by Vale at the end of his contract. He finished his playing career Haverfordwest County in 2019.
A sentencing hearing at Cardiff Crown Court on Monday heard the money and drugs were recovered from a “bag for life” and mini scales containing cocaine residue was found in the bedroom.
A DNA examination was carried out on the wrappings containing the drugs and a profile matching Mohamed was detected. The defendant, of Heol Poyston, Caerau, later pleaded guilty to possession of class A drugs with intent to supply.
Kevin Seal for Mohamed said his client had suffered a “tragic fall from grace” brought about by his gambling addiction.
He added: “He is a person who effectively had everything and has lost everything. In an attempt to stem the flow of his finances going out he allowed himself to chase quick money.
“He realises the folly of that and the consequences not just to himself but to his grandmother, for whom he’s a carer, and his ex partner and children.”