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Police Catch Man With More Than 100 Wraps Of Drugs Between His Buttocks

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Police Catch Man With More Than 100 Wraps Of Drugs Between His Buttocks

A man who police found with 113 wraps of drugs between his buttocks has been jailed.

Officers from Operation Raptor - who target county lines drugs gangs - were on patrol in Colchester, Essex, UK, when they saw four people approaching a car.

Following what appeared to be a drug deal between the two parties, the officers stopped the car and detained three occupants.

During a strip search in custody, one of the passengers, Darryl Meade, was found to have concealed 60 wraps of heroin and 53 wraps of crack cocaine between his buttocks.

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Stock image of cocaine. Credit: PA
Stock image of cocaine. Credit: PA

Drug dealing messages were found on a mobile phone which had been seized from inside the car and was forensically linked to Meade.

The investigation also found that he was linked to a London-based gang.

The 29-year-old, from Lower Clapton, admitted possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin at Chelmsford Crown Court on Friday (9 July).

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He was jailed for three years.

PC Andy Sumner said Meade now finds himself in a vulnerable position.

He said: "Meade will now be spending months in prison and faces the risk of being in debt to the criminals he worked for because of the drugs they lost when he was arrested.

"This is a dangerous cycle that young people enticed by drug dealing don't see when gangs flaunt cash in their face and make music videos that glamorise the grim reality of their lifestyle.

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Meade was jailed for three years. Credit: Essex Police
Meade was jailed for three years. Credit: Essex Police

"Being in debt to gangs results in violence and serious beatings, intimidation, and pressure to commit further criminal offences, which can be linked to further violence and firearms.

"If you, or anyone you know, is being exploited or forced into selling drugs, there is help available to you."

Earlier this year, a man tried to swallow wraps of drugs after he was stopped by police.

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Kewbe Tomlinson was stopped in Crawley on 6 January and officers were forced to break the window of his car in a bid to preserve evidence - which he was in the process of shoving in his mouth.

The 36-year-old subsequently spat out the wraps and was arrested and taken to hospital to ensure that he hadn't swallowed any of the drugs.

Upon searching the car, officers found a total of 93 wraps containing heroin and crack cocaine, worth around £1,860.

Tomlinson, from Wimbledon, was charged with being concerned in the supply of heroin and crack cocaine and two counts of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply.

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He pleaded guilty at Hove Crown Court on 19 March and was sentenced to five-and-a-half-years in prison.

Featured Image Credit: Essex Police

Topics: Police, UK News, crime, Drugs

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