31st Jul, 2021

Suspected Coventry drug dealer caught trying to flush 500 wraps of powder down the toilet

A SUSPECTED drug dealer was caught trying to flush more than 500 wraps of a suspicious powder down the toilet.

West Midlands Police raided a flat in Camden Street, in the Upper Stoke area of Coventry, at 7.30am this morning.

Officers arrested a man and woman before discovering a stash of what’s believed to be crack cocaine and heroin in the toilet bowl.

Police suspect the pair made a dash to the bathroom as officers moved in but failed in their bid to flush away potentially vital evidence.

A man aged 23 and a 19-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply and remain in police custody.

Det Sgt Tony Ashton said: “We’ll be sending the powder away for a forensic examination but it’s strongly suspected to be Class A drugs.

“If so, this is a significant quantity we’ve recovered plus we also seized around £2,000 in cash from the address.

“The man has claimed to be a student at a University in Nottingham. I think he’s got some explaining to do.”

Anyone who suspects someone or a property is linked to drug dealing or crime is urged to contact police via live chat at west-midlands.police.uk or by calling 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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