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Drug dealer caught with 18 wraps in his mouth jailed

Terry Poole has been jailed for three years. Photo: Essex Police

A drug dealer, caught with 18 wraps of Class A drugs and nearly £700 in cash, has been jailed for three years.

35-year-old Terry Poole, from Pitsea was seen leaning through the window of a car and putting his hand to his mouth by officers in Basildon.

He was detained and searched and officers found 17 wraps of the Class A drug heroin and a wrap of Crack Cocaine all hidden in his mouth.

The drugs had a total street value of nearly £400 and Poole was also found with a further £698 in cash.

At the time of this arrest, Poole had been released on licence from prison following a conviction in 2017.

He was later charged and pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing a Class A drug with intent to supply when he appeared at Basildon Crown Court.

“Operation Raptor will continue to seek out those who think they can deal drugs on the streets of our county. We know who they are and we know how to find them.”

– PC Mark Fulbrook, investigating officer