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Buttocks drug man sentenced to jail

By Elizabeth Stromme Nov 21, 2014

Kingston Crown Court sentenced a man who was caught concealing heroin and crack cocaine between his buttocks to jail this week.

25-year-old Ben Mash, of no fixed address, was sentenced to three years and four months imprisonment for two counts of possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply, on November 19.

The court also ordered Mash to pay a £120 victim surcharge and £50 in court costs.

Police constable John Taylor from Hounslow Crime Squad said: “Drugs cause a significant amount of harm to our communities and many drug users will commit other crimes to fund their drug habit.

“Mash is now facing a lengthy sentence behind bars. I hope this sentence serves a reminder to those who continue to deal in drugs that sooner or later we will arrest you and put you before the courts.”

The court heard officers were patrolling Thornbury Road, Isleworth when they stopped Mash, who was wanted for failing to appear on bail for ‘possession of cannabis’, an offence he committed in April 2014.

Officers arrested Mash and took him to Hounslow police station, where the 25-year-old turned violent when searched, resulting in the injury of an officer.

In addition to the charges of possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply, authorities also charged Mash with assault on police.


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