In a panic and with Police closing in. A young drug dealer was caught trying to flush almost £3,000 of heroin and crack cocaine down a Derby toilet.
Young Aisha Zaman was moved into a Derby house by drug dealers further up the chain. She was told to live with Christopher Dean and to use that as the base to sell drugs from. It was from this address that she sold class A substances.
Police watched 32-year-old Dean selling cannabis and another woman, 38-year-old Mandy Hughes, threw wraps of drugs over a wall when she spotted officers. When Police raided the address they found Zaman initially trying to climb out of a window.
But when they got inside the address she was trying to flush the drugs down the toilet. A plumber was called who removed the bowl and inside it was 142 wraps of heroin and 103 wraps of crack cocaine.
Jailing Zaman for 30 months and Dean for 18 months, Judge Shaun Smith QC said: “To varying degrees you have all been involved in class A drugs.
“When police arrived at the address you, Miss Zaman, were trying to flush the drugs down the toilet and it was a substantial amount, some £3,000 worth.
“It is fair to say you were up to your neck in selling class A drugs from that address.”
Turning to Dean, Judge Smith said: “You have admitted to selling cannabis for six months and you permitted your premises to be used by Miss Zaman for supplying class A drugs.”
And he told Hughes, of St David’s Close: “You are clearly a user of drugs and you were no doubt being used by Miss Zaman to sell drugs to pay off a drugs debt.”
Sarah Slater, prosecuting, told Derby Crown Court how the offences took place in July of this year.
Zaman of Collison Street, Radford, Nottingham, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine. Annette Thomas, mitigating, said: “She is from a good family who have been hurt by her behaviour.
“For whatever reason, she was put into a position of trust by those further up the chain.”
Dean, a father-of-four, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply cannabis and permitting his premises to be used to supply class A drugs.
Tom Heath, his barrister, said: “He works all over the country for the railways and hopes to return to that job when he is released from prison.”
And Hughes pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and was handed an 18-month community order, with a six-month curfew and 15 rehabilitation sessions.
Laura Pitman, mitigating, said: “She has been living at her mother’s address and wants to return to her own flat.”