A 22-year-old man who told arresting officers ‘you’re going to see my mum cry because of this’ has been jailed following an operation targeting drug dealers.
Mohammed Faisal Riasat, 22, of Warner Avenue in Sutton appeared at Kingston Crown Court on Wednesday.
He pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply controlled drugs and was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail.
The court heard how on October 31 last year officers were patrolling Malden Way in New Malden as part of Operation Odin – an ongoing operation tackling drugs and drug dealing in Kingston.
They saw a suspicious vehicle and requested it to stop – the vehicle slowed down however it kept driving for a short distance before stopping.
During this time officers witnessed the front passenger moving around as if he was trying to conceal something.
When officers approached the vehicle three men were spoken to including Riasat, who was the front passenger, and searched for drug-related offences.
The searched proved negative however a drugs dog sniffed out traces of Class A drugs.
Riasat was arrested and taken to a west London police station for a further search, while the two other men were released with no further action.
While in custody officers found a quantity of Class A and B drugs inside Riasat’s boxer shorts, when he said: “I bet you’re happy now aren’t you? You’re going to see my mum cry because of this.”
Riasat was bailed pending further enquires and later charged with four counts of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug.
Detective Inspector Adam Guttridge, of Kingston CID, said: “Drugs don’t only ruin families and communities but are also a catalyst for other crimes which are committed by people to fund their drug habits.
“Riasat was so concerned about his mother’s tears but had no care about the tears of other mothers, who worry about their children being hooked on drugs as a result of his actions.
“I hope this sentence shows the seriousness of this offence and acts as a deterrent to anyone carrying or supplying controlled drugs in Kingston.”