A drug dealer from Greenwich has been jailed after he was caught with £1,165 hidden in his trousers. 

Hameed Baig, 25, of Bessemer Place, ran a drugs line from London to Southampton. 

He was arrested after police raided a flat used by Baig and his accomplices in Netley in December 2022. 

Several drugs phones, cannabis and over £26,000 of cash was found stashed throughout the property. 

And when Baig was searched £1,165 in cash was found inside his trousers. 

Keys for a Ford Focus, which was parked nearby, were also found. 

Inside the car was a large quantity of crack cocaine, heroin and cocaine, drugs paraphernalia and a pistol. 

Baig and two other men were arrested and an examination of the phones seized from the address showed that they had been used to advertise the ‘Medz’ drugline, supplying Class A and Class B drugs in Southampton. 

Baig was charged with being concerned in the supply of cocaine and crack cocaine, possession of criminal property and possession of a zombie knife. 

He pleaded guilty to all the offences and on Thursday (January 4) he appeared at Southampton Crown Court where he was jailed for four years and three months. 

A second person, Pasha Patel, 21, of September Close in Eastleigh, was handed a 20-month suspended sentence for concerned in the supply of cocaine and converting criminal property. 

Detective Constable James Pieri, of Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary’s Western Proactive Investigations Department, said: “Baig and Patel were involved in the supply of some of the most harmful drugs we deal with.

"The harm caused by drug supply cannot be understated and it often brings associated criminality, including violence and knife crime. 

  “I am pleased that we have taken another Southampton drugs line out of the city’s streets and welcome the sentences issued to Baig and Patel.

"The judge noted in sentencing Patel that it was rare that those involved in Class A drugs supply do not go to prison, and his was one of very few cases. Instead he will be required to adhere to strict conditions, as well as carrying out unpaid work within the community. 

  “Drug supply causes harm and misery to our communities and we will continue disrupting it and making sure that Southampton is a hostile environment for drug dealers to operate in. 

 “We encourage anyone who suspects drug related activity to be taking place in their neighbourhood to report it to us. Every piece of information helps us to build a stronger intelligence picture and allows us to take action.”