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Former EFL and Non League player caught with £11,000 worth of cocaine in house raid

A former EFL player has been caught with £11,000 worth of cocaine and almost £13,000 after police decided to raid his house in Cardiff.

What made it even more wrong was that 37 year old Kaid Mohamed had been using the home of his mother, who had recently died, to store drugs with the assistance of his half-brother Jacob Howell, state WalesOnline.

When police conducted a raid at the house in Heol Trelai, Ely, on the 21st of February they found 144g of cocaine with a street value between £8,000 and £11,000.

He told officers that £12,890 found in the address was made from playing football, though in reality he was a drug dealer selling cocaine.

A sentencing hearing at Cardiff Crown Court on Monday heard that the footballer was arrested while Howell was initially able to escape.

The huge stash of money and drugs were recovered from a “bag for life” and mini scales containing cocaine residue was found in the bedroom.

Former EFL player caught with £11,000 worth of cocaine in house raid (Image: South Wales Police)

After Howell handed himself in, he claimed the money found at the property had been left to him by his mother. He said the drugs were not linked to him and a number of people were allowed into the house.

A DNA examination was carried out on the wrappings which contained the drugs and a profile matched Mohamed.

The defendant, of Heol Poyston, Caerau, later pleaded guilty to possession of class A drugs with intent to supply and Howell, of Heol Trelai, pleaded guilty to allowing premises to be permitted for the use of drug activity.

In mitigation, Kevin Seal for Mohamed said his client had suffered a “tragic fall from grace” due to 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.”

Judge Mark Powell QC sentenced Mohamed to 28 months imprisonment and sentenced Howell to six months imprisonment suspended for six months, and ordered him to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.


Youth career
Ely Rangers

Senior career
2003–2005 – Cwmbrân Town – 44 games (5 goals)
2005 – Llanelli – 3 games (1)
2005 – Carmarthen Town – 14 games (4 goals)
2005 – Cwmbrân Town – 11 games (7 goals)
2005–2006 – Llanelli – 5 games (0 goals)
2006–2007 – Carmarthen Town – 30 games (15 goals)
2007–2008 – Swindon Town – 11 games (0 goals)
2008 → Torquay United (loan) – 10 games (2 goals)
2008–2009 – Forest Green Rovers – 27 games (3 goals)
2009 → Newport County (loan)
2009–2011 – Bath City – 65 games (26 goals)
2011 – AFC Wimbledon – 7 games (1 goal)
2011–2013 – Cheltenham Town – 84 games (15 goals)
2013–2015 – Port Vale – 6 games (0 goals)
2013–2014 → AFC Wimbledon (loan) – 5 games (0 goals)
2014 → Bristol Rovers (loan) – 21 games (4 goals)
2014–2015 → Northampton Town (loan) – 23 games (4 goals)
2015 – Port Talbot Town – 4 games (1 goal)
2015 – Accrington Stanley – 3 games (0 goals)
2015–2016 – Bath City – 8 games (3 goals)
2016 – Eastleigh – 5 games (0 goals)
2016 → Tamworth (loan) – 9 games (3 goals)
2016 – Kettering Town – 12 games (0 goals)
2016–2017 – Weston-super-Mare
2017 – Wealdstone
2017–2018 – Bath City
2018 – Chippenham Town – 9 games (0 goals)
2018–2019 – Haverfordwest County – 3 games (1 goal)
2019 – Goytre
2019 – Afan Lido
2020 – Salisbury

Mark Yates, speaking after signing Mohamed for Cheltenham Town in June 2011, stated that he possessed “physical strength, pace and power” and was able to play as a winger on either side of the pitch, and could also play as a forward.

As well as a career within football, Mohamed is an amateur rapper, and has performed a fair few times on Sky Sports’ Soccer AM. I don’t think they’ll be giving him a phone call anytime soon.

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