Toilet trouble as suspected drugs stash found down loo

A suspected drug dealer had a spot of toilet trouble when we raided a flat this morning and found more than 500 wraps of suspicious powder in the loo.

We executed a warrant at the flat in Camden Street, in the Upper Stoke area of Coventry, at 7.30am this morning (14 Jan).

Officers arrested a man and woman before discovering a stash of what’s believed to be crack cocaine and heroin in the toilet bowl.

Flush fail! We recovered 500 wraps of suspected Class A drugs from the loo
Flush fail! We recovered 500 wraps of suspected Class A drugs from the loo

It’s suspected the pair made a dash to the bathroom as our officers moved in but failed in their bid to flush away potentially vital evidence.

A man aged 23 and a 19-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply. They remain in police custody.

The powder will be sent off for examination
The powder will be sent off for examination

Detective Sergeant Tony Ashton said: “We’ll be sending the powder away for a forensic examination but it’s strongly suspected to be Class A drugs.

“If so, this is a significant quantity we’ve recovered plus we also seized around £2,000 in cash from the address.

“The man has claimed to be a student at a University in Nottingham. I think he’s got some explaining to do.”

Anyone who suspects someone or a property is linked to drug dealing or crime is asked to get in touch so we can take action.

You can message us via Live Chat on our website, call us on 101, or phone the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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