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Drug Dealer Jumps Into River With £700 Stash To Escape Police

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Drug Dealer Jumps Into River With £700 Stash To Escape Police

Video footage shows the moment a drug dealer tried to evade police by jumping into a river - taking his £700 ($940) stash of cocaine and heroin with him.

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Finn O'Neill, 23, tried to run away from police after they tracked him down dealing Class A drugs near the River Cam on Fen Road in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

When he reached the river, he decided that his only chance of escape was via the water, and jumped in.

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In the footage, a voice can be heard asking O'Neill: "Mate, what are you doing? Get out of the river now."

As he scrambled to keep the cocaine and heroin dry, holding it above the water's surface, officers manage to fish him out and arrested him for drug supply.

O'Neill was sentenced last month for the incident - which took place on 18 September - handed two years in prison, suspended for 24 months.

Huntingdonshire Police shared the unusual tale on Facebook, mixing things up a bit with a series of water-based puns.

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Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

The post read: "This was the moment that 23-year-old County Line Drug Dealer Finn O'Neill knew he'd made an eely big mistake.

"On September 18, 2020, officers from the Neighbourhood Support Team in Cambridge had been herring about some drug dealing going on near the river on Fen Road.

"They borrowed a bike from a member of the public, and spotted an opporTUNAty to mussel in on it.

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"They approached O'Neill, who resisted Police and decided that the best Plaice for him to be was in the river itself.

"He jumped in and whilst floundering around was lobstering wraps of crack cocaine and heroin in the river.

"He was promptly fished out by the officers, and arrested for drug supply.

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS
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"O'Neill was confident he had got away with it, however he met his Nemo-sis in the NST officers, as they spotted the precious cargo floating off down the river.

"One of the officers unshellfishley made the decision to jump in the river and crab the evidence. Thank cod the drugs had floated to the surface and not sunk.

"It was a fintastic result, with multiple wraps of crack cocaine and heroin, and over £700 of the proceeds of drug supply being recovered.

"On Thursday, November 19, O'Neill pleaded guilty to Possession with Intent to Supply Crack Cocaine and Possession with Intent to Supply Heroin.

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"He was sentenced to 2 years imprisonment, suspended for 24 months."

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Topics: UK News, News

Jess Hardiman
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