"The defendant was bragging about how banging the B [heroin] was."
Police have jailed 44-year-old Mohammad Yousaf for selling Class-A drugs on the streets. The Asian drug dealer had been caught selling heroin and crack cocaine to undercover police on 11 separate incidents between June and July 2016.
The trial took place in Bradford on 6th April 2017. He received a jail sentence of 27 months via video link from Leeds Prison.
The court heard how the Asian drug dealer bragged about the high quality of the heroin he attempted to sell to an undercover police officer.
Mohammad Yousaf reportedly described the Class-A drugs to the undercover officer as “banging heroin and crack cocaine”.
The Asian drug dealer also reportedly asked the officer to find more customers for him. He pleaded guilty to 14 charges of selling wraps of heroin and crack cocaine.
The prosecutor, Paul Nicholson told the court how the 44-year-old sold drugs to customers outside a car wash, petrol station and the “old cop shop”. He also revealed:
“The defendant was bragging about how banging the B [heroin] was.”
In his defence, the Asian drug dealer claimed to his probationary officer and the police that unknown parties had forced him into selling drugs. He also stated he felt vulnerable in prison.
Consequently, he requested a transfer to a special unit to avoid coming to contact with those who pressured him.
Acknowledging these difficult circumstances, Judge Roger Thomas QC informed the court that had Yousaf not provided proof of coercion, he would have faced up to seven years in prison. He also said:
“He was pressured into it. I can see that.”
The sentence of 27 months imprisonment also adds to a previous six-year sentence that the drug dealer received in 2013. The prior sentence was for possession of Class A Drugs with intent to sell.
With this sentence, the Bradford Crown Court has shown how little it tolerates drug dealers.