£1.4k in drugs up bum

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A drug dealer caught with £1,400 worth of drugs up his backside has been jailed for three and a half years at Lincoln Crown Court.

Oliver Cousins was arrested in August 2011 after police officers watched as he plied his trade on Seaholme Road in Skegness.

Christopher Geeson, prosecuting, said: “Police officers saw the defendant approach another person. They intercepted him. Cousins seemed to be clenching his left fist.

“He was requested to open his hand but he refused. After a short struggle he was taken to the ground.

“It was then discovered he had 10 cling film packets in his hand. He was arrested and strip-searched. Two tightly packed bags containing a further 87 wraps were found secreted up his backside.”

The wraps were found to contain 13.28g of cocaine and a further 1.43g of heroin with the drugs having a street value of £1,400.

Mr Geeson said: “He had £220 in cash on him at the time of his arrest. His phone was taken. When that was analysed there were a large number of messages that related to the supply of drugs.”

Cousins, 30, of Cleethorpe Road, Grimsby, admitted two charges of possession of drugs with intent to supply on 30 August 2011. The £220 found on him was confiscated after being ruled to be the proceeds of dealing.

Richard Butters, defending, said: “He has been a heroin addict for 10 years. He was injecting about £50 of heroin a day and sometimes more. He had a dreadful drug addiction.”

He added Cousins suffers ill health from his abuse, had sought help and had been clean since February.