A promising young man who couldn’t find a job turned to dealing heroin and crack cocaine, a court heard.Awww, don’t you just hate it when that happens? Nothing at the Jobcentre, so obviously the next step is dealing drugs.
Or selling your body, if you’re pretty.
Zacharia Huseen, 21, was caught selling the Class A drugs to an undercover cop in Basildon.
Lesli Sternberg, prosecuting, said Huseen, a former student who gained three Cs at A level, was filmed selling the drugs to a police officer, posing as a drug buyer under the name Nicky, twice in the town.Is that all? Three Cs? No wonder he’s unemployed!
The court heard unemployed Huseen had no previous convictions, and got involved with drug dealers after struggling to afford to live on benefits.That’s because benefits aren’t supposed to provide you with a lavish lifestyle, but allow you to eat while you find a job best suited to your skills.
Which, in Zacharia’s case, is….I dunno? There’s lots of fields around Basildon. Scarecrow? I know it’s only seasonal, but….
He had become frustrated at continually being rejected following job interviews, after leaving college in 2008.Makes you wonder why he was rejected, doesn’t it?
Judge Ian Graham sentenced Huseen, of Roslyn Road in Tottenham, North London, to 12 months in prison, suspended for 12 months, and ordered him to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work, as well as adhere to a curfew between 9pm and 7am.
The judge said: “I’m dealing with you on the basis you were acting as a delivery boy and were no higher up the chain of supply.
“You’ve had the benefits of a stable background and a good education and that cuts both ways, in that you should have known better than to get involved in this.
“I take the view this is a lapse that is completely out of character.”Well, we’ll see. I know one thing, his less-than-stellar qualifications are going to be even less impressive to potential employers now they are tied to a criminal record.