Man who hid drugs in his mouth jailed - Bushey

07/02/2013

A man found with a small amount of cannabis in Bushey was taken to Watford police station. And, in a strip search that followed, police discovered 11 wraps of crack cocaine and a single wrap of heroin hidden in Dominic Jones's mouth.

As a result, the 22-year-old from Haze Court, Alperton in Wembley was jailed for 16 months today, Thursday, 07 February 2013, when he appeared at St Albans Crown Court.

Jones pleaded guilty to two offences of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply.

Sally Mealing-McLeod prosecuting for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said it was on the evening of 11 August last year when police stopped a car Jones was in on London Road in Bushey.

It was after difficulties arose regarding confirmation of his address that he was taken to Watford Police Station where, during a strip search, 12 cling film wraps were found secreted in his mouth. A Nokia mobile phone found on him was also examined and showed messages indicating drug dealing.

Mark Troman defending said Jones had been down on his luck, unemployed, homeless and hard up when he'd been approached by others to sell drugs and given the mobile phone.

Judge Steven Gullick jailed Jones for 16 months.

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