Man jailed for drugs offences - Luton

31/10/2014

A 21-year-old Luton man was jailed today, Friday, 31 October 2014, for three years after police stopped him on the street and discovered drugs on him.

Faisal Hussain had three bags of cannabis on him as well as heroin. But when officers went to his home in Montrose Avenue in Luton they found wraps of crack cocaine inside a coat in his bedroom. It turned out Hussain was acting as a courier as part of a drug supply racket in the town.

Beverley Cripps, prosecuting for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), told Luton Crown Court how, earlier this year, Hussain was stopped by officers at the junction of Biscot Road with Holland Road and drugs were discovered on him. With the drugs that were later found at his home, Miss Cripps said the cannabis had a street vale of £20, the heroin was worth between £1480 and £1890 and the crack cocaine was worth £80.

The court heard Hussain had been smoking cannabis since the ages of 13 and had become addicted, leading him into debt with his supplier. As a result he had then agreed to assist the dealer, packaging the drugs and acting as a courier.

In court Hussain pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis, possessing crack cocaine with intent and possessing heroin with intent.

Passing sentence Judge David Farrell QC told Hussain: "You had a significant role and knew the scale of the operation."

The judge described class A drugs as an "evil" and because they were so addictive led to people resorting to crime to fund their habits. He said most burglaries and small scale robberies were committed in order to fund people's addictions.

Hussain was jailed for three years.

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