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A pair of Derby drug dealers have been jailed for seven years after attempting flush crack cocaine and heroin down a toilet as cops raided their home last year.
Hamzah Hussain and Abdul Hamda were seen by officers meeting in Empress Road, Derby, on 21 September 2020. Believing the men to be involved in the supply of drugs the officers stopped Hamda and searched him.
Officers found 55 wraps of heroin and crack cocaine as well as a mobile phone which showed numerous messages between him and the Ghost Line, the name of the phone line used by the group to sell their drugs.
Soon after officers visited the home of Hamzah Hussain in Empress Road and raided the property.
As officers entered the house Hamzah Hussain attempted to flush heroin, crack cocaine and a Nokia “burner” phone down a toilet – this phone was later found to be the drug line.
At the same time his accomplice, Mohammad Hussain, was found attempting to hide cash in the attic of the house.
The trio were arrested and all three pleaded guilty to drugs charges and were sentenced to the following at Derby Crown Court on 1 July:
Hamzah Hussain, 26, of no fixed abode – Possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine – supply of crack cocaine, heroin – jailed for four-and-a-half years.
Mohammad Hussain, 23, of Empress Road, Derby – supply of crack cocaine, heroin – jailed for two-and-a-half years.
Abdul Hamda, 21, of Brighton Road, Crawley - Possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine – supply of crack cocaine, heroin – 18 months imprisonment suspended for two years.