Drug dealing couple jailed after heroin found in Kinder egg container in Trowbridge Park (From This Is Wiltshire)
Drug dealing couple jailed after heroin found in Kinder egg container in Trowbridge Park
Two drug dealers caught with heroin stored in the toy container from a Kinder Egg have been jailed.
Jack Isaacs and his partner Zoe Bell were in Trowbridge Park when a passing police officer was told they had the illegal substances on them.
And after finding the drugs hidden on 24-year-old Bell the police examined phones belonging to her and Isaacs, 29, and found them littered with texts relating to selling drugs.
Colin Meeke, prosecuting, told Swindon crown court on Friday how a policeman got the tip off from a member of the public at 1pm on Wednesday September 26, 2012.
The officer went looking for them and after finding them took the pair back to Trowbridge police station where they were searched.
"It is cleat they were uneasy as they were being walked back. In the inquiry office Mr Isaacs volunteered 'Half the stuff she has is mine'," Mr Meeke said.
"Miss Bell was searched and had a plastic container from a sweet egg, the toy insert that goes inside a Kinder Egg, was found in her clothing and contained a number of wraps of heroin."
He said there were a total of nine £10 street deals which weighed a total of about 1.28 grams with a purity of eight per cent.
Mr Meeke said their phones were examined and the text message relating to dealing were found.
"They are so obvious, so typical, so common as low level street dealing which is how the Crown puts this," he said.
Isaacs and Bell, of The Manor, Frome Road, Trowbridge, pleaded guilty to possession of a class A drug with intent to supply.
The court heard both had previous convictions, mainly of dishonesty, but Isaacs also had offences of violence.
Alex Daymond, for Isaacs, said although the case had been adjourned so the probation service can compile pre-sentence reports both failed to attend their appointments and wished to be sentenced without them.
He said it was clear his client was a long term drug user and felt he could not get clean in the community so felt he was better served by a jail term.
Andrew Eddy, for Bell, said she was in a similar situation with a highly chaotic lifestyle and hoped to become a better person.
Jailing them Judge Philip Wassall said "It is sad depressing, but even worse, a familiar picture of people who get themselves involved in heroin committing offences to fund their habit.
"This is selling heroin on a street dealing basis to fund a habit and to make a small profit so there is a commercial element to it.
"You, Mr Isaac, given the extent of previous convictions with violence, knowing drugs and violence go together, your starting point is higher."
He jailed Isaacs for three years and Bell for two-and-a-half years.