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Darryl Meade was found to have concealed 60 wraps of heroin and 53 wraps of crack cocaine when he was subjected to a strip search

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Darryl Meade

Darryl Meade

Darryl Meade

A man who was caught with 113 wraps of drugs lodged between his buttocks has been sentenced to three years in prison. 

Darryl Meade was found to have concealed 60 wraps of heroin and 53 wraps of crack cocaine when he was subjected to a strip search after being stopped by police in Colchester, Essex.

Officers from Operation Raptor, which targets county lines drugs gangs, were on patrol when they saw four people approaching a car.

Officers stopped the car and detained three occupants following what appeared to be a drug deal.

Darryl Meade, who was one of the passengers, was found with the drugs on his person while drug dealing messages were also found on a mobile phone which had been seized from inside the car and was forensically linked to him.

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.

PC Andy Sumner 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,” he said.

"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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Officers were forced to break the window of Kewbe Tomlinson’s car after it was stopped in Crawley on January 6 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.

Upon searching the car, officers found a total of 93 wraps containing heroin and crack cocaine.

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.

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

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