A teenager who tried to hide cocaine and heroin in a chocolate container is now serving over two years in a young offenders institute.
Eighteen-year-old Cameron Lockin was arrested in April this year, after officers executed a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act at a property in Flowitt Street, Mexborough.
What they found was a substantial amount of crack cocaine and heroin, along with an array of drugs paraphernalia and cannabis.
Lockin was released under investigation but was arrested again the following month after officers stopped him on Main Street and found that he had 26 wraps of crack cocaine and heroin in his possession. Later that month, he was charged in relation to both offences.
Detective Constable Mark Parry, from Doncaster CID, was the officer leading the warrant and the subsequent investigation. He said: “When we entered the house in Flowitt Street, we heard what sounded like a toilet flushing and discovered that Lockin had tried to flush two chocolate containers, found to have 61 foil wraps with crack cocaine and heroin inside them.
“The following month, Lockin was stopped by officers and searched. He had two small chocolate containers with him, again containing Class A drugs. We were then able to bring charges against him for the possession of these drugs.”
Lockin, of Flowitt Street, Mexborough, appeared before Sheffield Crown Court last Thursday, 26 July, where he was jailed for two and a half years after pleading guilty to four counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs at an earlier hearing.
A Proceeds of Crime Act order was also made for a total of £1,575.75.
DC Parry added: “Through proactive policing and intelligence gathered I’m pleased we’ve been able to remove such vast quantities of drugs from the streets of Doncaster. Lockin made numerous attempts to hide his criminality and I hope that this result sends out a message to anyone involved in this type of criminality. Tackling the supply and distribution of drugs is a priority for us in Doncaster and those who are part of that will be identified, arrested and brought before the courts.”
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