A DRUG dealer who was dealing class A drugs on the streets of Warrington was also found to have had a hidden stash up his backside during a stop and search.

Aaron Honson was stopped by plain clothed officers on Monday, January 8, who were patrolling Longshaw Street and witnessed what appeared to be a drug deal involving the defendant.

He was stopped and questioned by officers as to whether he had any illegal substances in his possession – Honson admitted that he was in possession of heroin and crack cocaine, which he had hidden in his anus.

Officers were patrolling the area as part of a joint operation between Cheshire Police and Merseyside to target county line drug activity – Operation Madusa.

They arrested the defendant at approximately 2.20pm that day on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

The 39-year-old, of Portland Road, Chapelford, appeared before Liverpool Crown Court on Wednesday and was sentenced to three years and eight months for his offending.

Following the sentencing detective inspector Robert Balfour, said: “Illegal drugs have a hugely detrimental impact on our communities, and we are committed to doing all we can to ensure that those responsible are held accountable for their actions.

"Thanks to this excellent example of proactive police work and collaboration with our neighbouring forces, we have successfully put another drug dealer behind bars, and removed a quantity illegal drugs from our streets.

“We always endeavour to do all we can to combat this kind of behaviour, to make our communities safer places to live and visit, while making it harder for people intent on supplying drugs to operate.

“We will always act on any information about drug-related activity and would urge anyone who believes this activity is happening in their community to Cheshire Police by calling 101 or through our website.”