Drug dealer who assaulted two police officers sentenced to two and a half years in prison
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Asif Hussain, 25, of no fixed address, has been sentenced to two years and seven months for a string of drug offences and assaulting two emergency workers.
Hussain was initially spotted acting suspiciously by an officer on a routine patrol in Woking in December 2020. However, when they approached his vehicle, he sped off with the front of the car striking the officer’s leg in the process. Attempts were made to locate him, but he quickly sold the vehicle in a bid to try and avoid detection.
However, on the 31 March 2021, traffic officers located Hussain in a different car, and he was arrested and released under investigation for the earlier offence.
Less than a month later on 21 April 2021, Proactive Team officers on patrol in Woking recognised Hussain walking in front of them and noticed how he attempted to avoid them by crossing the street. They followed him and quickly realised he had something concealed in the waist band of his trousers. Hussain tried to run away and discarded a package, which was later found to contain 40.48g of cocaine.
He was caught and arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs. While being detained he injured another police officer and was further arrested for assault of an emergency worker.
After his arrest, further quantities of cocaine and cannabis were located in a hotel room booked in Hussain's name.
Hussain was charged and remanded and appeared at Guildford Crown Court on 15 February 2022 where he was convicted of:
Possession with intent to supply class A drugs
Two assaults on emergency workers
Multiple counts of possession of class A and B drugs
PC Matt Webb, the officer in charge of the case, said: “It’s great news that Hussain is now behind bars and no longer a threat to the public. Hussain demonstrated a continual pattern of offending and attempting to evade police, but he and other criminals like him should be in no doubt we will show the same continual determination to catch them. Drug dealing will simply not be tolerated in our communities.”
If you are concerned about drug use or drug dealing in your area, contact us online or via the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency, always dial 999.
What are the signs of potential drug dealing?
Lots of visitors, who don't stay very long, arriving at all times of the day and night
People waiting in cars outside particular properties exchanging small packets or cash
Lots of visitors bringing items such as TVs or bikes but leaving empty handed
Lone/vulnerable neighbours suddenly having groups of young men living at their address
What we want to know:
Time, date and place
Vehicle registrations and the make, model and colour
Descriptions of people and details of what they were doing