A 25-year-old Peterborough man has been jailed after officers recovered 254 wraps of class A drugs following a stop check on the M11.
Officers stopped Edvinas Masilionis and his 17-year-old passenger near Stansted in the early hours of April 17 after they became suspicious about the manner of his driving.
During a search of the green BMW 3 series, they discovered a number of wraps of heroin and crack cocaine and a used needle containing traces of both drugs concealed in the steering wheel column.
Masilionis of Chartwell Close, Peterborough, and the teenager from Middlesex who cannot be named were both arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply.
More wraps of class A drugs were recovered during searches in custody. In total, 136 wraps of heroin and 118 of cocaine with an estimated street value of more than £3,000 were recovered.
Both were charged with possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and possession with intent to supply heroin.
Masilionis was found guilty of both charges and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment at Chelmsford Crown Court on October 9, 2015.
His co-defendant pleaded guilty to both charges at the same court in August 2015 and was made the subject of an 18-month community order.