A ‘dopey’ drug dealer was caught red-handed as he tried to flush four different types of illegal drugs down the toilet when the Cops knocked on his front door.
According to reports in the Leicester Mercury, Police Officers were apparently looking for someone else at the address when they bumped into Mateus Duda, Leicester Crown Court was told.
Duda originally denied the serious offences for which he was arrested and was awaiting trial when he suddenly changed his plea from ‘not guilty’ to ‘guilty’.
Duda admitted possessing cannabis, amphetamine and MCat, with intent to supply them.
Duda (29), of Western Road, West End, Leicester, also admitted possessing ecstasy and a prohibited weapon (a canister of pepper spray) on the same date.
He was jailed for a total of 21 months but will be released much sooner than that as the Judge took into account the time that Duda spent on a curfew.
Gary Short, prosecuting for the CPS, said:
“The police were looking for another person in relation to an unrelated investigation when they knocked on the front door.
“They saw the defendant close the curtains in the front window and disappear from view.
“Officers around the rear of the property saw movement in the upstairs bathroom, and came to the conclusion he was flushing something away.”
Mr Short said the officers disconnected the downpipe and recovered “a series of packages” (none of them brown).
The officers forced entry to the house and found that the defendant was the only person in the property at the time.
The haul included 19 ecstacy tablets worth about £40, 20, one-gramme cannabis deals along with 11 other deals, each containing seven grams of the same class B drug, worth a total of £860.
Also recovered were 20 one gram deals of amphetamine, worth £190, and 33 one gram deals of MCat, valued at £1,000.
‘MCat’, or Mephedrone, also known as 4-methyl methcathinone or 4-methyl ephedrone, is a synthetic stimulant drug of the amphetamine and cathinone classes.
Slang names include bath salts, drone, M-CAT, White Magic and meow meow.
It is chemically similar to the cathinone compounds found in the khat plant of eastern Africa
The police also seized just over £2k in cash, which was confiscated by the court, along with the pepper spray.
Mr Short said: “He played a significant role dealing in class B drugs to end users.”
Sentencing, Judge Robert Brown said he accepted the defendant had no previous convictions.
He said the time that Duda had already spent on an electronically monitored curfew, whilst on bail, would count towards the ‘jail sentence’ – and he would be due for release shortly in any event.
Were it not for the quick-thinking of the officers, then the drugs would have undoubtedly made their way down the pipe and into the sewer system – no doubt tripping out any rats which may have stumbled over the packages.
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