A teenager who was caught with 59 wraps of heroin and crack cocaine with him when he was arrested told officers “today was going to be a busy day.”
Harris Saqib, who was 19-years-old at the time but has since turned 20, also told the officers that he had 80 deals to shift before 10pm.
He was arrested after a police officer spotted him selling the drugs to a customer on March 3.
A subsequent search by officers led them to find the A class drugs hidden down his trousers and £346 stashed in various parts of his vehicle.
He told police he was selling the drugs to repay a debt for crashing a car that he had for hired for a family occasion.
He was unable to pay for the damages to the vehicle and was instructed to sell the drugs for three weeks to clear the money.
He was also given an Audi and a mobile phone to use while selling the drugs.
Saqib, who is married and has one child with another on the way, told arresting officers that his bosses were dropping off food for him because he had no time for a meal break and that “Today was going to be a busy day.”
He admitted possession of the drugs with intent to supply and was giving 28 months in a young offenders institution at Bradford Crown Court this week.
The court heard he had previous convictions for robberies and aggravated vehicle taking and that he was a carer for his mother who suffered from severe arthritis.
Saqib’s solicitor advocate, Ashok Khullar, said he had been very frank with the police, not attempting to minimise his involvement, and had pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity.
“He was acting under the clear direction of the people who provided him with a car and a phone and told him where to stop for food,” Mr Khullar said.
But Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC said he should have thought about his family responsibilities before committing the offences.
“I am very sorry for your mum, your wife and your child, but there it is,” the judge said.
He made a confiscation order seizing the money found on Saqib when he was apprehended.