A narcotics dealer caught when he advertised his services on his T-shirt along with his phone number, a court learned.
Wajid Hussain traded narcotics as part of a county line outfit in Yorkshire. He informed people to his prices with a shirt bearing the words ‘Naz & Scooby’ followed by his mobile number.
27-year-old Hussain captured when an undercover cop noticed his clothes and called him to arrange a ‘deal.’
Features of the awkward narcotic dealer’s methods relayed to a judge at Bradford Crown Court, where he imprisoned for six years after admitting supplying narcotics.
The court learned Hussain ran the ‘bring and ring’ Scooby Line from April to July last year, paying drivers to deliver cut-price narcotic wraps.
West Yorkshire Police’s Operation Errantdance started an undercover sting operation and arranged several deals.
Hussain was in the passenger seat for two of those. One time, an undercover cop purchased narcotics from the line.
Last month, cops raided Hussain’s house and discovered a T-shirt with the Scooby Line’s phone number on it, along with “three for 25.”
Michael Smith, prosecuting, told: ‘It seems it was in effect his operation or one in the very least in which he played a vital role.’
Charges And Sentences
Hussain had 18 earlier convictions for 31 crimes, including supplying narcotics in 2012, when he brought to a young offender organization for 16 months. His other crimes included intensified vehicle taking, assault, and racially aggravated harassment.
He had recalled to jail on license for a dangerous driving sentence, and he violated a Criminal Behaviour Order. The court learned that Hussain was the father of three young children and would miss seeing their formative years.
Kevin Hodgson, one of Hussain’s drivers, imprisoned for 26 months after confessing supplying narcotics. The court said he was out of work and did not recognize at first he was driving for narcotics dealers.
His lawyer, Shufqat Khan, told he was relieved when he captured as it got him away from the criminal network.