Man with 80 wraps of Class A drugs hidden in underwear sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court

Ryan Thomas. Picture: ESSEX POLICE

Ryan Thomas. Picture: ESSEX POLICE - Credit: Archant

A man found with 80 wraps of Class A drugs hidden in his underwear by police in Colchester has been jailed.

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: SIMON PARKER

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: SIMON PARKER - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Crown Court heard how 19-year-old Ryan Thomas, of Norman Crescent, Brentwood, was spotted by police travelling in a car along Mersea Road in Colchester on March 12, 2017.

When officers stopped the car due to it being uninsured and having no registered keeper, it was found to have a strong smell of cannabis.

Thomas was arrested and taken to Colchester police station where he was found to be concealing 80 wraps of Class A drugs in his underwear, made up of 77 wraps of cocaine and three wraps of Diamorphine.

He was charged with two counts of possessing a Class A drug with intent to supply.


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He pleaded guilty to the charges at Ipswich Crown Court on October 26 and was jailed for 36 months.

After the case, PC Esther Talbot, of Essex Police, said: “We will not tolerate (drug dealing) in our county.”

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