Motorist denies possession of drugs in Braintree

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Police officers who arrested two men in a stationary car in Braintree found 54 wraps of heroin and cocaine hidden in the trousers of the front seat passenger, a court has heard.

As the plain clothes officers were about to approach the car they saw a gaunt looking male approach the passenger window of the car and suspected a drug deal was about to take place, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

When the police officers introduced themselves the front seat passenger tried to shut the window and was seen to put his hands in his pockets, said Richard Burrington, prosecuting.

The officers found two wraps of heroin and cocaine in the passenger footwell and later discovered a further 54 wraps containing the drugs were found in the passenger’s trousers.

Officers also arrested the car driver, Katakyie Addie-Kodua and allegedly discovered messages connected with drug dealing in a phone found in his pocket.

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Addie-Kodua, 26, of London, has denied possessing cocaine and heroin with intent to supply on November 29 last year.

The trial continues.

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