A DRUG dealer who laughed uncontrollably as he filmed a 13-year-old boy taking cocaine he had given him has been jailed.

Rahman Hassan, 30, of no fixed address, admitted dealing drugs alongside Maureen Doyle, 59, of Broomfields Court, Pitsea.

During the case, Basildon Crown Court was shown shocking footage from Hassan’s phone showing a 13-year-old waving a knife around.

Hassan could be heard laughing hysterically while bragging about giving the boy “a bump”.

Sentencing was adjourned so the court could hear evidence about the extent of both Hassan and Doyle’s involvement in the operation.

Hassan, 30, of no fixed address, has now been jailed for three years and nine months while Doyle, of Broomfields Court, Pitsea, will be sentenced at a later date at the same court.

The case came to light in October last year when officers raided a home at an address in Broomfields Court, Pitsea, at around 3.10pm. In the home, officers found a large quantity of drugs and cash as well as Hassan, Doyle and the 13-year-old boy.

Allan Compton, prosecuting, told the court Hassan worked as part of a London drug gang and had based himself in Doyle’s home after identifying her as a vulnerable drug user whose home he could take over.

Hassan and Doyle were arrested and each charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs which they admitted. Doyle also admitted possession of criminal property.

While in custody it was discovered she had hidden two bags of drugs within in an intimate area.

In total, police seized 44 wraps of heroin and 65 wraps of crack cocaine worth £1,310.

The boy was not prosecuted after the National Crime Agency determined he had been exploited by the drug gang.

The court heard he was being used a drug runner and that both Doyle and Hassan were responsible for his involvement.

PC Adam Blackwell, of Essex Police Operation Raptor team, said: “A bag containing a large amount of drugs was found on a neighbour’s balcony after Hassan and Doyle attempted to hide their drug dealing activities.

“Doyle also had a large amount of drugs on her person with a total of 109 wraps of Class A drugs seized along with cash and equipment associated with the supply of drugs.

“Hassan now faces the consequences of his drug dealing in prison with Doyle likely to receive a custodial sentence.”