A teenage drug dealer was identified by a member of the public - because of how similar he looks to Shaggy from Scooby-Doo.
Callum Foran, 19, and his friend Jordan Johnson, 19, were sent down for four years 10 months and three years four months respectively for selling heroin and crack cocaine in Devon.
Callum Foran, 19, was sent down for four years and 10 months for conspiracy to supply crack and heroin. Image: Devon and Cornwall Police
Over the past year, both the teenagers have been in court multiple times, for different offences.
In August, Foran avoided prison for the second time in the space of months after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply heroin, GBH, having a combat knife in public and possessing cannabis. He had been caught with eight wraps of heroin worth about £10 each in Runcorn last January.
A police constable on patrol spotted the pair passing something around and hid, before stepping out and opening his coat to reveal his police uniform.
When he called for them to stop they ran away, but stopped when he threatened to use his TASER on them.
Police questioned them - during an interview Foran said he had been in debt, and was asked to deliver drugs to clear it.
He insisted the substances he'd been found with were the 'leftovers', but was already on bail for charges of GBH.
Foran had been identified as being involved in the incident after a witness said she had 'a good look' at him, saying that she 'would compare him to Shaggy from Scooby-Doo'.
Foran was identified when a member of the public said he looked like Shaggy from Scooby-Doo. Credit: runcornweeklynews
He was sentenced to a total of two years in a young offenders institution, suspended for two years, with a 20-day rehabilitation order, 200 hours unpaid work and the £50 seized to be paid to the GBH victim in compensation, adding that no more could be awarded because of Foran's lack of assets.
In response to the ongoing knife crime surge across the country, police have been given greater stop and search powers, meaning they no longer need to have 'reasonable suspicion' in a bid to clamp down on the issue.
This means that it will be easier for officers in England and Wales to impose a Section 60 order, which allows them to search anyone in an area if serious violence is anticipated, such as last year's Notting Hill Carnival in London.
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