Lowestoft: Jail for man found with drugs in his underpants

Matthew Cruxton, of Wash Lane in Kessingland, has been jailed for five years and eight months after

Matthew Cruxton, of Wash Lane in Kessingland, has been jailed for five years and eight months after pleading guilty to possession of heroin with intent to supply and possession of crack cocaine with intent to supply. - Credit: Archant

A man who was found with packages of Class A drugs in his underpants has been sent to jail.

Thirty-nine-year-old Matthew Cruxton was jailed for five years and eight months after pleading guilty to possession of heroin with intent to supply and possession of crack cocaine with intent to supply.

Cruxton, of Wash Lane in Kessingland, was arrested on Monday, June 10 after he was stopped in Station Square, Lowestoft, by two officers from the Territorial Support Team, based in the town.

He was suspected to be involved in the supply of Class A drugs and he was detained for a drugs search and brought into Lowestoft Police Station.

A police spokesman said: “During the search officers found a black sock in his underpants and this contained a white plastic bag with three packages inside. He was also found to be in possession of three mobile phones, digital scales and just over £100 cash.


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“He was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply and taken into custody at Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre.

“Tests were carried out on the substances found and these were found to be heroin and crack cocaine.

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“He failed to supply an explanation for the drugs when interviewed by officers and was subsequently charged with possessing both drugs with intent to supply and detained for court.”

He pleaded guilty to both counts at his first Magistrates’ Court hearing on June 12 and was sent to Ipswich Crown Court where he was sentenced on July 11.

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