A heroin and cocaine dealer has been jailed after a failed attempt to hide his drugs stash in his underwear.
Lee Amor was caught with drugs in his pants after police pulled him over in Weston-super-Mare, and carried out a thorough search at the station.
The 41-year-old, of Dunster Crescent in the town, was stopped in a car in Locking Road on September 26 last year.
He was arrested along with Catherine Besse, who was in the car with him and was found to be carrying a “large amount of cash”.
Meanwhile Amor was discovered to be in possession of Class A drugs, which police said he had tried to conceal in his underwear.
An investigation revealed that he had been selling Class A drugs over a “significant period of time”.
He was sentenced at Bristol Crown Court on Tuesday (November 24) after admitting two counts of possession with intent to supply, relating to heroin and cocaine respectively.
He was jailed for three years and two months while Besse, 54, received a 12-month community order plus a two-month curfew.
She had pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.
Arresting officer PC Charlie Gates said: “The vehicle Lee Amor and Catherine Besse were travelling in had been linked to drug supply and so officers were proactive in stopping the vehicle and searching the pair.
“During the course of our investigation it became clear Amor paid no regard to the harm and impact Class A drugs cause as he sought to profit from his illegal activities.
“He fully merited the custodial sentence he received, which would have been longer had he not pleaded guilty before trial.
“We hope this sends a strong message out to people that drug dealing will not be tolerated and crime does not pay.”
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Proceeds of Crime Act investigation work is ongoing to seek confiscation of any assets gained through criminality.