‘I’m an idiot’ says jailed drug dealer

A DRUG addict from Mirfield admitted he was an “idiot” for dealing in cocaine and mephedrone.

Nadeem Rashid, 24, of Sunny Bank Road, was jailed for two years and four months at Leeds Crown Court.

He turned to dealing to pay a £3,000 drug debt but was caught after a police raid.

Officers who went to his former home in Cleckeaton in September last year found 43.2g of cocaine with a street value of £1,728 and 103g of mephedrone in 124 individual wraps with a combined street value of £1,554.

Mephedrone is an amphetamine-like substance with various nicknames such as M-Cat.

Digital scales and self-seal bags were discovered in the kitchen, which Rashid claimed were for steroids for personal use.

Michael Collins, for Rashid, said: “At that time, he was a cocaine-addicted young man who saw a future that was glamorous and criminal.

“He has been disabused of that idea. He knows on reflection he behaved like an idiot.”

In jailing Rashid, who admitted possession with intent to supply, Recorder Ben Nolan QC said the cocaine was of high purity.

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