A DRUG dealer who sold high purity crack cocaine and heroin in Worcester blamed police for planting the drugs on him and denied being ‘Mr Big’.

'County Lines' dealer Shamraz Fazal was arrested in Worcester with a large consignment of class A drugs while on bail for dealing drugs in Birmingham.

His barrister said the 24-year-old was under pressure to clear a drugs debt and told the court: “He’s not Mr Big.”

Fazal was found with 70g of heroin and 56g of crack cocaine in his BMW M3 after he was pulled over coming off the M5 at junction 6 in Worcester on Thursday, March 21 this year. In interview he answered ‘no comment’ and refused to give police the pin code for his iPhone. No values were provided for the Worcester drugs.

Fazal of of Stoneleigh Road, Birmingham, was jailed for five years at Worcester Crown Court yesterday after he admitted possession of heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence and without insurance in Worcester on March 21 this year.

He also admitted possession of heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply, possession of cannabis, driving without insurance and driving otherwise than accordance with a licence in Birmingham on September 3 last year.

Adam Western, prosecuting, said Fazal’s car was seen in the Arboretum (near the court where he was ultimately jailed) and Rainbow Hill in Worcester on March 19 this year. On March 21 Fazal was arrested as he left the M5 with a consignment of drugs. The drugs were divided into 87 packages (large, medium and small), some of which were found in the door pocket of his BMW. A Nokia phone was seized with 89 contacts on it showing evidence of dealing.

Mr Western said the crack cocaine was 90 per cent purity and the heroin around 60 per cent. Digital scales with traces of heroin and crack on them were found and two further phones and SIM cards during a police search of his home. “He did not provide the pin code for the iPhone so it was not possible to extract data from that” said Mr Western.

In Perry Barr he was found with 37 wraps of crack and 25 of heroin. The crack weighed 3.6g with a value of £370 if sold in £10 deals. The heroin weighed 3.46g with a street value of £250 if sold in £10 deals.

“During the search the defendant was protesting his innocence and accusing police of planting the drugs on him” said Mr Western.

Fazal was detained at a young offender institute for 20 months on March 11, 2013 for possession of heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply. He also has previous convictions for robbery, theft, going equipped and harassment.

Stuart Clarkson, defending, said Fazal was ‘a drug user himself’ and had built up a drug debt of £1,000, asking him to be given credit for his guilty pleas.

Judge Jim Tindal said: “It was on bail you committed the second and more serious of the offences - more serous in a number of different ways. The quantity of the drugs and the purity was considerably higher.”

The judge jailed him for five years, warning him that his next drug dealing offence would be a ‘third strike’, making him eligible for a longer sentence.