A drug dealer who hid cocaine in his boxer shorts has been convicted.
Joe Hornigold, from Bingham was seen at Nottingham Crown Court earlier this month (17 March 2020).
He was charged with one count of possession with intent to supply class B drugs (cannabis), one count of possession of class A drug (cocaine) and one count of class A drug (MDMA).
The 23-year-old’s car was stopped on Mansfield Road in Redhill by Neighborhood Policing Officers utilizing a Police vehicle equipped with an Automatic Number Plate Recognition camera (ANPR) technology.
This took place on 3 May 2018 and on speaking to the driver the officers could immediately smell cannabis.
His car was searched with a number of drugs being discovered including loose cannabis and MDMA pills which he denied was his was also found, as well as several mobile phones. He was arrested for possession with intent to supply the drugs.
Whilst being strip searched in custody, two more small bags of cocaine was found in his boxer shorts.
The drugs have been valued at around £600. He was given a nine month imprisonment suspended for two years. The drugs were forfeited and is drug paraphernalia was destroyed.
Speaking after his sentencing, Police Sergeant Kulvinder Dosanjh said: “Drug crime can have a devastating impact on people’s lives and Nottinghamshire Police will continue to locate and prosecute those who seek to deal drugs, and ensure they are brought to justice.
“Local policing teams have access to ANPR technology and we will continue to be as proactive as possible to safeguard local communities from the impact of drugs.”