A man who worked as a pharmacist was jailed after he stole drugs worth £5000 and sold them on the streets.

Niran Patel, 38, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply Class B drugs and two counts of fraud by abuse of position of trust and five counts of possession to supply a Class C drug.

He was sentenced to serve 12 months behind bars at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

Met police launched an investigation after Niran Patel’s boss reported the theft to the police.

Police discovered Patel ordered £5,000 worth of prescription drugs which he then stole and sold on the streets for profit.

When arrested, the police interviewed him and he admitted to the crime of selling drugs such as Genotropin, a growth hormone which are used by weight lifters.

Other drugs sold by Patel were Dexamfetamine, a Class B drug, used by people who want to loose weight and gain academic performance.

The Class C drugs he sold were Diazepam, Xanax and Zolpidem which are sedative and are used by people who feel down.

Narin Patel was Jailed for 12 months and will not be able to work at a Pharmacy again.

DC Beverley McInerney, of the Met’s Organised Crime Command, said: “Patel abused his position as a pharmacist by creating fraudulent orders for prescription drugs and then sold them on the street. The drugs he sold are highly addictive and dangerous when given to someone without a prescription.”