Drug dealer caught with Kinder eggs full of heroin and crack cocaine jailed

A man caught with two Kinder eggs full of Class A drugs has been jailed.

Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 5:00 am

Phillip Keary of no fixed abode was unaware he was being watched by police when he drove into a hotel car park back in September.

Officers suspected the 53-year-old to be a county lines drug dealer and decided to approach him in the car park in Witchford Road, Ely.

They found two Kinder eggs containing 15 packages of heroin and crack cocaine. A tablet which rang throughout the search was also recovered along with some cash.

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Phillip Keary and the Kinder eggs. Photos: Cambridgeshire police

At Cambridge Crown Court on Thursday he pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and was jailed for three years. He was also disqualified from driving for 12 months.

PC Luke Upcott from the Southern Impact Team said: “We have a very dedicated team tackling Class A drug dealing in Cambridgeshire.

“Drugs have a devastating impact on people’s lives and dealing can often be linked to violence, intimidation and other offences.

“I hope this sends a message that this will not be tolerated in our county.”