Drug producer and dealer jailed - Luton

06/03/2015

A man stopped in a car by police on the A6 in Luton had £70,000 on him. Mohammed Hussein, aged 26, had the money as a result of his involvement in hard drugs, Luton Crown Court was told today, Friday, 06 March 2015.

Officers arrested Hussein and then went to his parents home in Williton Road in Luton. There they found Hussein had set up his own drugs factory with a hydraulic press to make one kilo blocks of cocaine. Cutting agents were present and in a safe officers found high purity cocaine. Not only that but CCTV cameras had been installed by Hussein around the property.

From Williton Road, officers then went to Hussein's home in Poplar Avenue in Luton. More cocaine was discovered said David Harounoff, prosecuting, along with a tick list which showed the extent of his drug dealing.

Judge Philip Bartle hearing the case was told the tick list showed Hussein had been involved with dealing in cocaine to the tune of 7.75 kilograms of cocaine which had a street value of between £310,000 and £465,000.

Hussein pleaded guilty to being concerned in the production of a class A drug, possessing a controlled drug of class A with intent to supply and possessing criminal property last month.

The court heard Hussein had been stopped in the Audi Q7 car near to Barnfield College on the A6 on 19 August last year

Mr Harounoff said: "We can't exclude others may have been involved. This is drug dealing on a substantial commercial basis."

Andrew Kerry, defending, said: "This is not a one man enterprise. He is involved with others."

The court was told that Hussein, a married father of two young children, had got involved in the drug world because he had run up debts due to gambling and drugs. He told Judge Bartle he was "ashamed and embarrassed" at what he'd done and felt he'd let his family down. "I got myself into this mess because of gambling and drugs" he said. While in prison waiting to be sentenced he said he had made a promise to his wife and family never to gamble again.

Passing sentence Judge Bartle told Hussein he had used his parent's home to produce cocaine. "What motivated you to involve your parents only you can say." He jailed Hussein for 10 years.

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