Longton man jailed after hiding drugs in Kinder egg
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A man from Longton has been jailed after officers witnessed a drug deal taking place in Fenton.
44-year-old Ronald Meek, of Caroline Street, was arrested at the junction of Carron Street and Goldenhill Road on 16 May 2020 after being spotted by plain clothed officers.
A quick search found 23 wraps of heroin and 26 wraps of crack cocaine – worth approximately £500 – hidden in a Kinder egg.
He’s now been sentenced to 28 months in prison after pleading guilty at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court to two counts of possession with intent to supply controlled Class A drugs.
Sergeant Marc Proctor from the Stoke South Neighbourhood Policing team said: “We’re thrilled with Meek’s sentencing and it’s testament to great work by local officers in taking a proactive action.
“This was a drug problem that was causing a lot of concern to residents in the area and we hope this acts a deterrent to anyone considering becoming involved in any drugs activity in our county.”