Drug dealer found with packets of heroin wrapped around his manhood
By Court reporter | 8th November 2019
The bulge in Thomas Dainty's trousers was definitely not because he was pleased to see the police walking towards him in a supermarket car park.
Dainty, 25, looked well-endowed in the trouser department because he had three packages of heroin worth £90 taped around his penis, Gloucester crown court was told.
Officers on patrol in the city had seen Dainty apparently selling drugs from his flashy motorbike in the car park and they decided to investigate.
He refused to be taken to the police station for a strip search so officers did it on the spot after walking him to a quiet location.
The intimate search revealed the packets of heroin stuck to his intimate appendage and he was arrested.
Dainty, 25, of Beckford Road, Abbeymead, Gloucester, pleaded guilty to possessing the £90 heroin with intent to supply on September 10 this year.
The prosecution said police officers patrolling the Matson area spotted Dainty apparently dealing drugs from a distinctive black and orange motorbike in a supermarket car park.
Crown barrister Janine Wood said: "The officers spoke to Dainty and initially searched him. They found £310 in cash and a burner style phone on him.
"He refused to be taken to Gloucestershire Police's custody suite to be searched so the officers carried out an intimate search in a secluded area of the car park where they found three packages of heroin, valued at £90."
The prosecutor said there were drug
dealing text conversations on the Nokia phone and added that he was actively dealing on behalf of others.
Judge Ian Lawrie QC interjected: "Currently there is severe amount of drugs flooding Gloucestershire and lengthy prison sentences are needed to prevent this from becoming worse.
"Dealing in drugs is easy money, yet it is a blight on society. Dainty was a heroin addict at the time and was dealing to raise the money for drugs.
Robert Morgan-Jones, defending said: "Dainty accepts he was involved. But since he was warned about going to jail at his last court appearance he has stopped using drugs, attended drug counselling sessions and has started work.
"He began smoking cannabis at the age of 14 and by the age of 18 he was asked to leave home. He became homeless and started sofa surfing."
Judge Lawrie said he wanted medical evidence that Dainty was now free of drugs as he concluded that the results would have an impact in his sentencing.
"Your life is hanging by a slender threat," the judge told Dainty.
The judge adjourned the hearing until November 15 and told Dainty: "You have a week to undergo medical tests. "
Dainty was released on conditional bail until his next hearing.
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