A teenager caught with wraps of cocaine and heroin was “visibly shaking” when police stopped the car he was a passenger in for speeding.
Surrey Police stopped the car in Epsom on April 14 because they were concerned by its speed and found 19-year-old Malachi Ritchie, from Gonville Road, Thornton Heath, travelling as a passenger.
He was visibly shaking and acting nervously which raised officers’ suspicions so they searched the car, being driven by Kimberley Young, of Coronation Court, Surbiton.
Officers found a number of wraps of drugs, including some hidden inside a fake deodorant can.
Ritchie and Young, 25, both pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply cocaine and heroin and Young also pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis.
They were sentenced at Guildford Crown Court last Friday (June 23) with Young receiving two years and six months, and Ritchie having his sentence deferred for six months.
The arrests came as part of Surrey Police’s Operation Viking crackdown on cross-border drug dealers.
Detective Chief Inspector Mark Preston said: “If you’re involved in drug dealing at any level, Op Viking will come after you and make sure you don’t pose any risk to our communities.
“Operation Viking has proved a great success and we will carry on our pursuit to disrupt networks of drug dealers. If you see any suspicious activity in your areas that you suspect to be drug dealing, or have any information about people you believe to be involved, do not hesitate to let us know by calling 101 or report it online at report.police.uk, or call 999 if it is a crime in progress.”