A DRUG pusher caught with a stash of crack cocaine and heroin in Stafford has been jailed for 40 months by a judge.
Police discovered the drugs when they stopped a car in Eccleshall Road on 31 January, Stafford Crown Court heard.
A passenger in the car was Andre Brooks, who was acting in a “frantic” manner, said Pat Sullivan, prose- cuting.
Brooks was attempting to do something to his mobile phone, which was seized by the officers.
A subsequent search of the defendant revealed packages of crack and heroin in his anus. The total street value of the drugs was put at £600 and Brooks also had £305 in cash on him.
His mobile phone contained text messages inviting ‘customers’ to buy drugs or have them “on tick’”
Brooks, aged 28, of Albion Road, Handsworth, Birmingham admitted two charges of possessing drugs with intent to supply.
Judge Paul Glenn told him: “You were in this for the money - you weren’t being exploited. You played an important part in the supply chain.”
The court heard that Brooks had previously been jailed for five years in 2003 for drug dealing.
Andrew Baker, defending, said: “He had only been dealing for a short period of time on behalf of some- one else to known customers. He did so for financial reasons - he was desperately short of money. He was not dealing on his own account.”