Crack cocaine found stashed in Kinder egg
A drug dealer was caught with hundreds of pounds worth of crack cocaine stashed inside a Kinder egg.
Jordan Williams was found carrying the wraps of drugs after he knocked on the back door of a friend's house while it was being raided for drugs by police.
An officer answered the door and searched Williams, uncovering a six-inch kitchen knife which had just been sharpened, as well as 11 wraps of crack cocaine, worth a total of £220.
He was sentenced to four years detention in a young offenders' institute after pleading guilty to possessing crack cocaine with intent to supply and carrying a knife.
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Prosecuting, Alan Murphy said Williams (20) was caught when he climbed over a fence into a friend's house near Saffron Lane, Leicester, on April 27.
"He climbed into the garden and knocked on the door, which was answered by police," he said.
"The defendant was told he was going to be searched as well.
"He told the police at the scene he had a knife in his pocket which he was returning to his friend.
"The knife was found inside the waist band of his trousers.
"It was described as a six-inch blade, recently sharpened kitchen knife.
"He was arrested and the search also revealed the drugs. They found a Kinder egg containing 11 wraps of what turned out to be crack cocaine."
Officers found 2.91g of the drug, which was 31 per cent pure.
Mr Murphy said: "That's quite high for street-level dealing."
Officers searched his home in Marriott Road, Saffron Lane, where they found scales, the Kinder egg wrapper, and cling film.
Mobile phones analysed by officers uncovered pictures of Williams posing with around £700 of cash.
A text message which said 'I'm live' was recovered which Williams had sent to 38 contacts.
Mr Murphy said police officers suspected Williams was dealing at the "high end of that scale" due to the fact he was carrying a weapon, had a wide customer base, and was not using drugs himself.
Defending, Vasanti Vaitha said Williams had got involved with the wrong crowd.
"This is a young man who is associating with a group of friends, some of which are significantly older than he is," she said.
"He has adopted this lifestyle as one of a bravado, not only to fit in but also to be liked by the crowd."
She said he had an offer of employment and he had not brandished the knife.
Judge Lynn Tayton QC sentenced Williams to four years in a young offenders' institute for the drugs charge and 12 months for possession of a knife.
The sentences will run concurrently.
She said: "It's a long knife – I have seen a photograph of it. It appears to have been sharpened. Whether or not that is the case, it is clearly an extremely dangerous weapon.
"You and your family must understand you have pleaded guilty to a very serious offence.
"Possession of that knife is a serious aggravating factor."