Man sent to supply drugs on the streets of Exeter was found with £2500 worth of cocaine inside him

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A man sent from Essex to supply drugs on the streets of Exeter was found with £2,500 worth of cocaine and heroin ‘plugged’ up his bottom.

Reece Peart, 19, produced 221 wraps of ‘crack’ cocaine from his anus and 32 bags of heroin, after being arrested by police at a flat in the city.

He said he was paying of a debt to people further up the supply chain.

The defendant was jailed for three years and nine months when he appeared at Exeter Crown Court.

He pleaded guilty to two offences of possessing crack and heroin with intent and a further offence of aggravated vehicle taking.

Reece Peart, 19, produced 221 wraps of ‘crack’ cocaine from his anus and 32 bags of heroin, after being arrested by police at a flat in the city.

Prosecutor Brian Fitzherbert said on March 29 this year police saw a number of drugs users congregating at the junction of Market Street and George Street in readiness for deals.

A woman who was selling the drugs told police three men had come to her flat and ‘were being nasty to her’ forcing her to sell drugs for them.

Peart was found at the address, along with another man, Dichrie Elliej.

After being arrested both men were found to be in possession of the Class A drugs.

The defendant has 23 previous offences to his name for drug supply and violence.

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Rhys Rosser, defending, said Peart had been sent from Essex to deal drugs in order to pay off his debts.

Judge Graham Cottle said the woman arrested for selling drugs had been ‘genuinely scared’ about her situation.

“You were strip searched and were clearly in possession of a drugs that had been plugged. When the drugs were analysed it was found there were a very large number of street deals.

“This was a significant operation in which you played a significant role.”

He said being sent to deal drugs in Devon in order to pay off drugs was ‘no defence whatsoever’.

His co-defendant Elliej will be sentenced on September 28.

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