Drugs hidden in Kinder Eggs

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A MAN has been jailed for three-and-a-half years after police found drugs hidden in Kinder Eggs in his New Mills flat.

Charlton Hicks, 33, pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing heroin with intent to supply, one count of possessing cocaine with intent to supply and possession of crack. He was sentenced at Derby Crown Court on Monday.

Police suspected drugs were being dealt from Hicks’ flat, in High Street, so they visited his property on November 29 where they found cocaine and heroin in Kinder Eggs.

Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Meadows said: “We had intelligence to suggest that Hicks was dealing drugs from the flat and this enabled us to take action.

“A thorough search was conducted and despite his efforts to conceal the drugs, we found them and he was arrested.

“I would urge anyone with information about drugs to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”