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Peterborough drug dealer caught with crack cocaine in socks is jailed

Andrew Gardner, 39, was spotted acting strangely by officers Credit: Cambs Police

A drug dealer found with crack cocaine and heroin in his socks has been jailed.

Andrew Gardner, 39, was spotted acting strangely by officers in Alexander Road, Peterborough, on 21 November 2018 .

A search revealed a clear packet containing white powder in his right sock, together with a larger bag containing 97 individual wraps suspected to be class A drugs.

While being further searched in custody, Gardner was found to have £195 in cash in his left sock and six sim cards in his wallet.

Tests carried out on the wraps revealed they contained crack cocaine and heroin with a street value of more than £1000.

Gardner, of Wayside Crescent, Hampton, Peterborough, admitted possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

He was sentenced to 20 months in prison.

Gardner was shifty from the moment he was stopped by officers, who are trained to pick up on suspicious body language.

“They decided to dig deeper and, as a result, the stash of drugs was uncovered. I’m pleased we have been able to take another dealer and another lot of drugs off the streets of Cambridgeshire.”

– PC Jason Langford