Drug runner caught with heroin in his underwear jailed – North London
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A drug runner caught with a ball of heroin in his underwear at a busy North London station has been jailed for four years following a British Transport Police (BTP) investigation.
He was stopped by officers from BTP’s dedicated County Lines Taskforce.
Gary Morrison, 24, and of Brixton Hill, London, appeared at Inner London Crown Court on 21 December 2021 where he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply drugs of Class A status.
On 7 January 2022, a judge sentenced him to four years imprisonment and ordered him to pay a £190 victim surcharge.
At just after midday on Monday 22 March 2021, Morrison was spotted by officers wandering around Euston railway station looking confused before dashing to a platform to board a train.
His behaviour led to him being stopped by officers who subsequently searched him under section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act.
Morrison promptly pulled a small amount of cannabis from his underwear and a short while later pulled a golf ball sized wrap of heroin from the same location. Officers also found £390 in cash on his person.
He was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and being in possession of Class B drugs and taken to police custody. As he was being escorted to custody, he remarked, “I was carrying it for someone else”.
Analysis of the 22-gram ball of drugs found in Morrison’s underwear revealed it was heroin, with an estimated street value of £3,000.
Detective Inspector Graham Moss said: “Morrison’s shifty behaviour came to the attention of our eagle-eyed officers in plain clothes who followed their instincts and stopped him before he embarked on his journey
“Their work has resulted in a harmful Class A drugs out of circulation and a drug runner behind bars rethinking his criminal activity.
“Our County Lines Taskforce is devoted to making the railway a hostile environment for criminals to move drugs. We’re continually developing our intelligence picture to tackle this crime type, deploying across the network at a moment’s notice to pursue offenders.”