Lee Marr - drugs in Willaston taxi

A man found in a taxi in Willaston near Nantwich with £900 worth of Class A drugs in his underpants, has been jailed.

Lee Marr, 29, from Liverpool, appeared at Chester Crown Court where he was jailed for more than five years after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

Marr, of no fixed abode, also pleaded guilty to possession of a Class B Drug (Cannabis).

In total, he was jailed for five years 219 days. He was also ordered to pay a £170 victims surcharge.

Marr was arrested on Tuesday July 29 after officers from Crewe Local Policing Unit stopped a taxi in Willaston as part of a proactive operation targeting drug dealing.

A search revealed he was in possession of 90 wraps of Heroin which were concealed in his underwear. The drugs had an estimated street value of £900.

Detective Constable Louise Crosbie said: “The detrimental impact of drugs is well known and removing those involved in drug dealing is of paramount importance.

“I hope that the sentence handed to Marr sends out a clear message to other potential criminals that the use and supply of illegal drugs will not be tolerated in Cheshire.

“While we have successfully taken Marr out of the drug dealing chain and his life-destroying illegal drugs have been taken off our streets, our fight against organised criminals continues.

“I urge anyone with any information about suspected drug related activity in their community to get in touch.

“You will be listened to and we will investigate the matter.”

Members of the public can report suspected drug dealing directly by calling 101 or via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries

Alternatively information can be given anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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