An Ely and Littleport area drug dealer trying to hide 55 wraps of crack cocaine and heroin inside his mouth was not bidding for a place in the Guinness Book of Records.
Jayden Rayden had been arrested and was trying to hide evidence from police.
It didn’t work.
Moments after Ryan was arrested and placed in a police van, his vain bid to hide his illicit haul came to light
Video footage of his arrest and the drugs can be found here:
“He’s spitting them out,” one arresting officer is heard saying after previously, and politely, inviting him in to “hop in, mind your head”.
A brief overview of what happened next was disclosed by Cambridgeshire police in a video they have placed on YouTube showing the arrest and discovery of the drugs.
“Open your mouth,” says one officer.
Another remarks: “There are loads on the flood, they are in wraps, individual wraps.”
Ryan was arrested in February after mobile phone evidence linked him to running the ‘Uno’ county drugs line across East Cambridgeshire.
The 30-year-old stored the class A drugs in his mouth and attempted to hide them from police but after putting him into the police van, officers spotted what he was doing and seized them as evidence.
At Huntingdon Crown Court on Friday (5 May), Ryan, of Loddiges Road, South Hackney, was sentenced to five years and four months in prison.
He admitted being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin, possession of criminal property and possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin.
Detective Sergeant Luke Pedlar, who investigated, said: “Our Intelligence and Specialist Crime team worked alongside neighbourhood officers to catch Ryan, who was dealing heroin and crack cocaine across Ely and Littleport.
“Just before Ryan was arrested, he hid 55 wraps of drugs in his mouth, putting his own life in danger to prevent prosecution.
“Drug dealing will not be tolerated across Cambridgeshire, and we will continue to target anyone involved.”
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