A dealer caught with a stash of Class A drugs down his trousers has been jailed for four years.
Aaron Thompson, 32, was sentenced at York Crown Court today for possessing cocaine and heroin with intent to supply in North Yorkshire.
He was arrested by Firearms Support Unit officers on the A170 near Pickering at 4.46pm on Tuesday 7 December.
They spotted his red Seat Leon car being driven erratically as it headed towards Scarborough.
When they pulled the car over and carried out searches, they found the suspected Class A drugs inside his trousers.
The officers also carried out drugs swipe test on him which indicated cannabis had been used. The investigation into the suspected drug-driving offence is ongoing.
The police investigation into Thompson, from Holt Farm Close, Leeds, was led by DC Darrel Temple, of Scarborough and Ryedale CID.
“It is very pleasing that Aaron Thompson has been sentenced to four years’ imprisonment after admitting his guilt to dealing Class A drugs which wreak lives and damage communities,” he said.
“Thanks to the great work by the arresting officers in securing key evidence and the subsequent investigation, Thompson was presented with no realistic opportunity of escaping justice.
“We simply will not tolerate drug dealers like Aaron Thompson, and we vow to act on any information from the local community about such activity. Please don’t hesitate to make a report.”
Reporting information about drug-related crime
Anyone with any information about suspected drug-related crime can contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for the Operation Expedite County Lines Team.
Always dial 999 if an emergency response is required.
To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or make a report online here.