A CORRUPT former Barnsley police officer has been jailed for two years for dealing drugs on the streets.

PC Nabeel Khan was arrested in February last year after an investigation by South Yorkshire Police and the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

At Grimsby Magistrates’ Court earlier this year, the 25-year-old pleaded guilty to two counts of supplying cannabis between March 2020 and February 2021.

He was sentenced to two years in jail at the same court on Friday - and South Yorkshire Police bosses say that’s the ‘best place for him’.

He was initially suspended by the police - and later dismissed - after investigators found he was carrying out searches without any purpose.

Khan was also found with hundreds of pounds worth of drugs, an additional mobile phone and cash in his car.

Deputy Chief Constable Tim Forber said: “Nabeel Khan was a corrupt officer who abused the trust and confidence placed in him as a police officer to deal drugs on our streets and has no place in policing.

“I’m sorry that he ever found a place here.

“He first came to the attention of our counter corruption unit in December 2020 when our systems showed searches carried out by him without a policing purpose.

“He was immediately suspended and later dismissed from the force and placed on the police barred list.

“Prior to his dismissal, our counter corruption investigators had launched a separate investigation into Khan following intelligence suggesting he may be dealing drugs.”

Khan was, according to South Yorkshire Police, planning to deal drugs whilst on duty - a despicable act bosses apologised for.

Despite Khan’s wrongdoings, the police believe their systems are still strong enough to report and stop any other behaviours such as these.

“Our officers were appalled to find he was not only dealing drugs but planning to do so whilst on duty,” DCI Forber added.

“Khan was found with cannabis with an estimated street value of £435, and additional mobile phone and cash in his car. ( “This causes huge damage to the trust and confidence that the public put into police officers.

“It’s essential the public can have this trust in us as when they need help for the most sensitive of matters, we need them to feel able to report it and speak to us. ( “Whilst I am incredibly disappointed and appalled at the actions of Khan, I am reassured that our systems, processes and most importantly, our officers were able to identify these behaviours and exit him from the organisation as soon as possible. ( “Khan will now face two years in prison, and we wholeheartedly believe that this is the best place for him.”

Jeremy Evans, from the Crown Prosecution Service, added: “Nabeel Khan was found to have been regularly supplying a class B drug during the time he was a serving police officer.

“In doing so, he has completely abused his trusted position and occupation as a police officer.”

A proceeds of crime investigation is due to take place at a later date.