Hemel drug dealer jailed for six years

Farhanul Islam, aged 32, of Cleves Road in Hemel Hempstead has been jailed for six years for dealing Class A drugs.
Farhanul Islam, aged 32, of Cleves Road in Hemel Hempstead has been jailed for six years for dealing Class A drugs.

A man has been jailed for six years for dealing Class A drugs.

Farhanul Islam, aged 32, of Cleves Road in Hemel Hempstead, was arrested by undercover officers on June 22 after being stopped in The Arcade in Luton’s Bury Park.

As the officers began to speak with Islam they noticed a number of bags on the floor close to his feet and on closer inspection they found they contained what appeared to be class A drugs.

Forensic analysis of the contents of the bags confirmed the substances were crack cocaine and heroin.

Islam was charged with two counts of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply and was found guilty by a jury on November 15.

He had previously been found guilty of similar charges and had been sentenced to 54 months imprisonment. He was out on licence when he was arrested in June and was sentenced to a further six years imprisonment.

Speaking after the sentencing hearing, the officer in charge of the investigation, Det Con Colin Knight, said: “People who deal in drugs and those who take them have a devastating effect on crime and leave a wake of victims in their path. Not only do the families of addicts suffer but the general public are often targeted by individuals who commit robberies, burglaries and other crimes to raise money to fund their habit.

“This case illustrates an excellent result of pro-active policing and how stop and search methods can lead to the successful removal of criminals from our streets, ensuring residents of our county remain safe.”