‘Crack’ cocaine and heroin find

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POLICE found heroin and cocaine with a street value of £800 hidden between a man’s bum cheeks when they stopped his car on his way to Hastings.

Emmanuel Laurencin, 26, of London, was stopped by police as he drove along the A21 to Hastings on August 30 last year with four other men.

He had recently been released from a five-year prison sentence for possessing a weapon.

Laurencin pleaded guilty to possessing heroin and cocaine when he appeared at Hastings Magistrates Court last week.

Mark Kateley, prosecuting, said: “He was strip searched and police found a bag between the cheeks of his buttocks which contained 50 wraps of heroin, weighing a total of 15.6 grammes and 6.47 grammes of heroin, both Class A drugs.

“The cocaine had a street value of £500 and the heroin £300.

“He declined to comment when interviewed by police.”

Ros Crooke, defending, said: “He was on his way to Hastings to meet some girls when the car was stopped.

“He has had a bad time since coming out of prison, which was very hard for him. He developed a drug habit while inside.

“He was doing a lot of drugs at the time and these were for his personal use.

“He could have got through that amount of drugs in a very short time.”

Magistrates sent the case to crown court for sentencing on a date to be fixed after ruling it too serious for them to deal with.

Laurencin was released on unconditional bail.