Drug dealer dubbed ‘Harry Pothead’ after Harry Potter-like mugshot goes viral

A spectacled drug dealer has been dubbed "Harry Pothead" over his uncanny resemblance to Harry Potter.

Tom Hayes, 23, was trolled for his mugshot after people spotted the similarity when they read about his sentencing at Norwich Crown Court.

The drug dealer was jailed for three years after pleading guilty to operating a county lines drug gang which caked the city in heroin and cocaine.

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The 23-year-old, from Merseyside, was pictured in jam jar glasses, with full jet black hair.

He received an unlikely reaction for his crime and was ridiculed for looking like the famous character, reports The Sun.

One person joked: "Harry Potter's new film is called 'Harry and the bag of haunted heroin'."

Another reader wrote: "Harry Potter has let himself go."

A third commented: "Harry Potter, you silly boy."

However, others disputed that he had other look alikes.

"More like Will from Inbetweeners than Harry Potter," someone commented.

Another reader, who received 14 likes for their comparison, said he "looks more like Rose West."

But one internet user said: "Personally I think he looks like Grumio from Plebs but with glasses on."

Norwich Crown Court heard how Hayes started to get involved in running the network just eight days after being released from jail.

It was reported that he ran the 'Scouse Macca' route which transported Class A drugs from the north west of England.

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On Thursday ( November 3), he was locked up having before confessed to two counts of being concerned in supplying cocaine and heroin.

James Lachkovic, mitigating, said he "had no option" but to help the network after thugs knocked on his door to announce his debt has increased.

Hayes accepted the role as the operator but not the controller of the line and has an understanding of the size of the operation.

However, Lachkovic said the defendant "had no influence" on those higher than him in the chain and had carried out his duties under guidance.

He was jailed for three years and three months.

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