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Strip search revealed cocaine in buttocks, court hears

By Alan Erwin

An alleged drug dealer was found to be holding a packet of suspected cocaine between his buttocks, the High Court has heard.

Police were said to have made the discovery after stopping and then strip searching Ivan Brown in Limavady, Co Londonderry.

A follow-up trawl of his home at Rosseden Park in the town located dealing bags, scales, some cannabis and more than £500 in cash, according to the prosecution.

Officers also found 28 grams of suspected cocaine, with a street value of £2,000, hidden in undergrowth behind the property.

Brown (44) faces charges of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply and possession of class B drugs.

He was refused bail due to the risk of further offending.

The judge was told that Brown was arrested after being in a Volkswagen Passat stopped on May 5.

Nicola Auret, prosecuting, said that a strip search was authorised. “Police located a small pack of white substance clenched between his buttocks. It is believed to be cocaine,” the barrister added.

The defendant admitted having the drugs found on him but denied any knowledge of the consignment outside his home.

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