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Pendle drugs gang members drove at police
3:59pm Thursday 7th March 2013 in News
TWO members of a Pendle drugs gang, caught as a 4x4 vehicle was driven at police officer, have been jailed.
Supplier Asim Hussain, 30, who was caught selling heroin to David Brown, 42, were arrested with fellow drug user Vicky Parkinson, a 44-year-old mother, on January 14.
Police swooped after seeing a Mitsubishi driven to a secluded area in Nelson, with Parkinson at the wheel, Burnley Crown Court heard.
The court was told how they tried to flee, with Parkinson driving towards an officer who stopped her by smashing the windscreen with his baton.
Police found two packages of drugs worth almost £1,000.
Hussain, of Railway Street, Nelson, who has a record for robbery and wounding, admitted supplying heroin. He was jailed for 28 months.
Brown, of South Avenue, Barnoldswick, pleaded guilty to possessing the drug with intent to supply. He was locked up for two years.
Meanwhile, Parkinson, of Oak Street in Colne, admitted being concerned in the supply of heroin and driving without due care and attention.
She was given 12 months’ jail, suspended for 18 months, with supervision and a nine-month drugs programme, plus six points on her licence.
Nigel Booth, prosecuting, said Brown was caught and two packages of heroin were found nearby. Hussain had £350 cash on him. “Mr Brown was not the end user of these drugs and it was his role to pass them on to those who deal on the streets,” he said.
A proceeds of crime hearing will be held later.
Richard Taylor, for Parkinson and Brown, said Parkinson knew the journey was for an unlawful purpose.
He said Brown had stopped abusing all drugs in custody and he was intent on keeping himself drug-free on his release. For Hussain, Robert Elias said he had come to terms with his drugs habit in custody.