Man caught hiding heroin between buttocks

High Peak Magistrates Court, Buxton.
High Peak Magistrates Court, Buxton.

A Buxton man has been fined after admitting having an amount of drugs secured between his buttocks, after he was stopped by police, a court heard.

Robert James Harvey, 40, of Fairfield Road, admitted possessing the 0.38g of heroin after he was spoken to by police on November 12.

Jennifer Fitzgerald, prosecuting at High Peak Magistrates’ Court, said officers had stopped Harvey as he walked along West Road and he told them he had drugs and where they were.

His home address was later searched and a number of items associated with drug use were found.

Harvey pleaded guilty to possession of the Class A drug.

Kirsten Collings, defending, said: “It is clear from the description of the facts that he was compliant with police when searched.”

She said Harvey had a number of drug-related convictions in recent years.

“He is a long-term drug user and has been battling these demons for many years,” she said.

“He sees the community drugs team on a voluntarily basis and he is on a script and tops that up on an occasional basis.”

Magistrates ordered the drugs, worth about £20, to be forfeited and destroyed, along with other drug paraphernalia taken from Harvey’s home.

Harvey was fined £120, ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £20 government surcharge.