Dealer swallowed heroin and cocaine during car chase in King’s Lynn
PUBLISHED: 06:30 31 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:25 31 July 2018
A dealer involved in a car chase with police swallowed more than 100 wraps of cocaine and heroin worth more than £1,200 in a desperate bid to get away, a court heard.
Troy Anderson, 29, refused to stop for police on Winfarthing Avenue, King’s Lynn, and instead drove off at speed in his Astra overtaking cars and forcing other road users to move out the way, Norwich Crown Court heard.
Andrew Thompson, prosecuting, said Anderson drove through red lights and was eventually stopped by a police stinger device on Tennyson Avenue.
But officers noticed he had been drinking from a container during the pursuit and guessed he might have swallowed some drugs.
Mr Thompson said Anderson refused at first to get out the car and was seen stamping on his mobile phone.
He eventually got out of the car and a £10 wrap of cocaine was found as well as £409 cash. His phone SIM card was found hidden in the seat upholstery.
Mr Thompson said Anderson was kept under observation in custody and eventually two large rolls containing heroin and cocaine were recovered.
He said: “He clearly swallowed rolls of cocaine and heroin.”
He said when tested, it was found he had swallowed 80 wraps of cocaine and 49 wraps of heroin with a street value of £1,290.
Anderson, from London, admitted dangerous driving and possession of cocaine with intent to supply on May 8, this year, and was jailed for 40 months and given a 12 month driving ban, which will be activated on his release.
Judge Andrew Shaw warned of the dangers of swallowing drugs on this scale and said: “You should ask ‘why take a risk like that?’. Is it really worth it?”
He said Anderson had also put other road users in danger with his driving: “This was persistent bad driving where you could have easily caused an accident.”
William Carter, for Anderson, said that he was low in the chain and had agreed to come from London to deal drugs as a way of getting money to repay his debts. He said Anderson had put his time in custody to good use.