Man found with cocaine and heroin hidden inside Kinder Surprise eggs, court told

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Wraps of crack cocaine and heroin worth £900 were found hidden inside two Kinder Surprise eggs after police pulled over a car, a court heard.

James Spotswood and passenger Alan McNeil were found to have a sock containing the eggs with the drugs inside when they were stopped in Gobowen Road heading into Oswestry.

Spotswood, 28, is standing trial at Shrewsbury Crown Court after denying two charges of being in possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply on January 30 last year. The jury was told yesterday that McNeil has already pleaded guilty to the same charges.

Opening the case, Mr Brett Williamson, prosecuting, said the pair were drug dealers and Spotswood's role was to act as the driver, ferrying McNeil to addresses where deals would be made.

The court heard that officers found a sock containing two Kinder Surprise eggs under a compartment of the car near the gear stick when they pulled over the Vauxhall being driven by Spotswood.

Mr Williamson said: "Inside there was a large amount of drugs in individual street deals, ready for onward supply."

He said there were 79 wraps of crack cocaine, nine wraps of heroin and a wrap containing a mixture of the Class A drugs.

The value of the drugs in street deals would have amounted to £900, the court was told. Mr Williamson told the jury that police also seized £235 in cash from Spotswood, who lives in River Grove, New Ferry, Wirral.

Spotswood told police he met McNeil at a flat and was forced to drive him around after McNeil threatened him with a knife, the court was told.

The trial continues.

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