A COUNTY lines dealer has been caught after he ‘brazenly’ advertised his dial-a-drug business on his own T-shirt.
Wajid Hussain wore a top bearing the words ‘Naz & Scooby — 4 for £25’ alongside his telephone number.
But the 27-year-old, who sold heroin and crack cocaine for the ‘Scooby’ network, was busted when an undercover cop saw his shirt and rang to arrange a ‘deal’. Hussain was jailed for six years after admitting dealing class A drugs.
Bradford crown court heard the father-of-three paid drivers to deliver his wares from April to July last year.
Undercover officers in the Operation Errantdance investigation first rang his number to buy a £7 wrap of heroin.
In two more meetings, Hussain was driven by 59-year-old Kevin Hodgson, and offered police ‘three for £20’ and ‘ten for £60’ deals. Hodgson did not initially realise he was delivering drugs and was ‘relieved’ to be arrested, said Shufqat Khan, defending him.
The number on Hussain’s shirt was registered to him, said Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC, adding: ‘It is typical of the brazen arrogance of those who think they are big men in society.’
Hussain, of Bradford, West Yorkshire, pleaded guilty to five counts of supplying Class A drugs.
Hodgson, also of Bradford, admitted two counts and was jailed for two years and two months.