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

PUBLISHED: 16:07 02 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:11 02 November 2017

Ryan Thomas. Picture: ESSEX POLICE

Ryan Thomas. Picture: ESSEX POLICE

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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 PARKERIpswich Crown Court. Picture: SIMON PARKER

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.

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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