Leeds drug dealer had cocaine and heroin in his boxer shorts

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A drug dealer caught with heroin and cocaine and almost £1,000 in cash when police stopped his car near Leeds city centre has been jailed for more than two years.

Police stopped Paul Littlewood as he drove out of the car park of Lovell Park Heights flats just before 2.30am on October 12 2019, Leeds Crown Court heard.

Ayesha Smart, prosecuting, said officers found a Kinder egg containing white powder in the car along with just under £1,000 in cash.

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The court heard 48-year-old Littlewood, of Abbott View, Armley, was arrested and taken to Elland Road Police Station.

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Paul Littlewood

Miss Smart said officers found wraps of heroin and cocaine in the holding cell of the van which Littlewood had been transported in.

He was strip searched and more wraps of cocaine and heroin were found in his boxer shorts.

Police recovered heroin and cocaine with a total street value of more than £400.

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The court was told the white powder in the Kinder egg was found to be a class B drug amphetamine, which Littlewood said was for his own personal use.

Littlewood admitted two charges of possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply.

The court Littlewood has 11 previous convictions for 17 offences, including possessing Class A drugs in 2016.

Anthony Sugare, mitigating, said: "It does seem to me he was an enthusiastic amateur rather than a professional."

Jailing Littlewood for two years and four months, Judge Tom Bayliss QC told him: "You are a street dealer. You were clearly motivated by financial advantage."