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A heroin dealer who was forced to admit drug possession charges after his attempt to hide them "where the sun doesn't shine" messily backfired has been jailed. Toby Brown, 19, from Woolwich, was jailed for 32 months at Woolwich Crown Court after pleading to guilty of possession with intent to supply a Class A Drug – namely heroin – at Bexley Magistrates Court on 25 August.
Brown was initially sought by police in connection with a separate incident, but was arrested on 24 August by officers after they suspected him of having concealed drugs on his person.
Once he had arrived in custody, Brown was referred to hospital as a precaution. While waiting for an X-ray, he soiled himself, excreting around 20-40g of suspected drugs. Police believe the drugs Brown attempt to hide up his backside could have a street value of as much as £7,500 ($9,900).
PC David Paine, from Greenwich Borough's Gangs Unit, said: "The designated Estates Team, and Gangs Unit in Greenwich constantly work day and night to rid the streets of those who engage in preying vulnerable, supplying Class A drugs within the borough.
"Brown tried to avoid detection by hiding it internally, but it didn't work, and the court result proves we will get our hands dirty to ensure this type of activity stops.
"He used a dangerous tactic to try and conceal drugs but nature took its course and, as a result, he will now spend a significant time in prison."
"This is a clear and strong message to others who choose to live this lifestyle that they can be caught."