A COCAINE dealer caught with more than £200 worth of drugs stashed in his underwear has been locked up for 18 months.
Ikram Hussain, aged 21, was arrested after being spotted acting suspiciously on CCTV outside a South Yorkshire nightclub, where he planned to sell the drugs.
Sheffield Crown Court heard a small amount of cannabis was discovered in Hussain’s car – and when he was searched by police, his hidden stock of drugs was discovered.
Hussain told officers he would only have given the drugs to friends, but the judge, Recorder Anthony Hawks, said the evidence showed he was a ‘street dealer’.
Louise Gallagher, prosecuting, said Hussain was filmed by CCTV cameras ‘acting suspiciously’ near a black Ford Focus outside the Stereo bar, Peel Street, Barnsley, on Sunday, May 27, at about 6pm.
He was arrested and taken to Barnsley police station after the cannabis was discovered in the car.
Ms Gallagher said a strip-search revealed 23 bags of cocaine hidden inside Hussain’s boxer shorts.
Just under five-and-a-half grams of cocaine was found, with a street value of £210.
Ms Gallagher said: “He said he had purchased it in order to share it with his friends.
“The crown say he is a street dealer. He admitted going in and out of the nightclub and had 23 wrapped portions of cocaine hidden in plastic bags in his boxer shorts.”
Mr Recorder Hawks said Hussain had ‘intellectual difficulties’.
Sentencing, he said: “You were plainly supplying in a nightclub. There is no evidence you were dealing on any significant scale – this was a one-off on your part.
“This was lower-level supply on the street.”
Hussain, of Bradford, admitted possessing class A drugs with intent to supply, and possessing cannabis.