Sheer Bad Luck for Zeeshan Zaman, 19, Caught Twice Selling Drugs, Jailed for 4 years in Bradford

Blackburn drug dealer Zeeshan Zaman, 19, of Trevor Close, Blackburn, caught twice in two months has been jailed for four years.

He was stopped by police on May 23 in car, when officers chased him, Zaman fled the vehicle, carrying a small black pot, which he later discarded.

Officers searched the VW Golf he had been driving and found a 230g of cannabis in the boot, worth almost £2,000. They found scales and snap bags in the door pocket.

Zaman was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs and was released under investigation. He claimed he was being paid 10 bags of cannabis to move a car belonging to another drug dealer.

But on July 16 he was seen in an alley in St James’ Road, Blackburn, a short distance from where he was previously stopped. He again fled from police but was caught, carrying a wrap and eight wraps of heroin – with a street value of £180.

Zaman was carrying six bags of cannabis, valued at £110, a

mobile phone and £188 cash. He claimed he had agreed to move the VW Golf for a drug dealer he regularly bought cannabis from on 23 May. He told officers: “I am in debt. What am I supposed to do?”

Zaman pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs and possession of criminal property.

Despite losing the car, the drugs and the cash, he told officers the same dealer had been with him in the alley and when he had seen police had thrown his drugs and money at him and told him to run.

Judge Simon Newell, sentencing, said: “I can’t believe that it was sheer bad luck that he happened to be lumbered with a car and its contents in May then lumbered again with drugs and paraphernalia in July.

At Bradford crown court Zaman was jailed for 4 years for supplying drugs in streets.