A DRUG dealer has been trolled after his mug shot was shared online – revealing a striking resemblance to Harry Potter.

Tom Hayes, 23, was jailed for three years at Norwich Crown Court after pleading guilty to operating a county lines drug gang which flooded the city with heroin and cocaine.

Norwich drug dealer Tom Hayes was labelled Harry Pothead by social media wags

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Norwich drug dealer Tom Hayes was labelled Harry Pothead by social media wagsCredit: SWNS

But his mugshot – featuring jam jar glasses and black hair – was mocked by social media users who compared him to the fictional wizard when his sentence was reported online.

Bespectacled Hayes was taunted by readers, who dubbed him ‘Harry Pothead’.

One wag quipped: “Harry Potter’s new film is called ‘Harry and the bag of haunted heroin’.”

Another reader commented: “Harry Potter has let himself go.”

A third added: “Harry Potter, you silly boy.”

Hayes, from Huyton in Merseyside, became involved in running the network just eight days after being released from prison for other drug supply offences, the court heard.

He ran the ‘Scouse Macca’ route which ferried heroin and cocaine from the north west of England.

He was jailed on Thursday (Nov 3) having previously admitted two counts of being concerned in supplying controlled drugs of class A.

James Lachkovic, mitigating, said Hayes ‘had no option’ but to get involved after he received a knock at his front door from gangsters who said his debt had gone up.

He accepted as the operator but not controller of the line he had awareness of the scale of the operation.

But he insisted Hayes “had no influence” on those above him in the chain and had performed his duties under direction.

Jailing Hayes for a total of three years and three months, Recorder Sarah Fraser Butlin said the defendant had played a “significant role” in the conspiracy.





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