A MAN caught with £24,000 worth of cocaine stashed in his underpants after police stopped his speeding car near Carlisle has been jailed for five years.
The city’s crown court heard today (FRI) how 27-year-old Aaron James Green was detained by officers after an Audi was seen going too fast on the northbound carriageway of the M6, near Southwaite, at around 5-30pm on September 15, and pulled over.
When told at a police station he would be strip-searched, Green replied by swearing and indicated there was something concealed in his underwear, saying: “There’s stuff down there.”
Two packages of white powder fell to the floor. These were found to be 246g of high purity cocaine, and potentially worth a total of £24,000 if sold on the street.
The drug was said to have been destined to be delivered in the Carlisle area, with Green said by the prosecution to have played a “significant” and “trusted” role in the transportation.
Green, of Eavesdale, Skelmersdale, admitted possessing class A substance with intent to supply.
He was jailed by Judge Peter Davies, who heard Green had been handed a four-year prison term in late 2015 for conspiracy to supply both cocaine and heroin.