Story By: Juan Mayes, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
This is the moment the police catch a man in the act of trying to flush over GBP 28,000-worth of drugs down a toilet during a raid.
The incident was captured by a body-camera worn by a Nottinghamshire Police officer during a drug raid in Carlswalk Gardens in Top Valley on 26th March of this year.
The authorities posted the video on social media on 19th November.
The footage shows the moment officers break into the suspect’s residence and run up the stairs to find Jamal Rodney, 26, trying to flush cocaine down a toilet.
Officers are seen arresting Rodney before one cop lifts the toilet lid to show something still inside as the video ends.
According to a report by the Nottinghamshire Police, the class A drugs they seized in the raid had a street value of GBP 28,090.
They also found drug paraphernalia such as clear plastic wrapping, scales, a knife with a white powder substance, and three mobile phones.
Another person who was found in the property named Emile Bonnick, 26, was also arrested in the operation.
Bonnick was sentenced to four years and four months in prison after admitting to playing a ‘significant role’ in drug dealing between Nottingham and Lincolnshire and pleading guilty for supplying and possession of drugs.
According to the official report: “He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply a controlled drugs between 18 July 2019 and 26 March 2020 , supplying class B drugs between 13 January 2017 and 21 January 2018, possession of class A drugs and possession of criminal property namely cash.”(sic)
Rodney also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply class A drugs and was given a two-year sentence suspended for two years.
Both men appeared before a judge at Nottingham Crown Court on 18th November.
Police also conducted a search warrant in a residence in Western Boulevard in Whitemoor, Nottingham where they seized a mobile phone used in the county lines operations.
County lines refer to trafficking operations that move drugs from large cities and into less populated areas using a dedicated phone line to sell them.
Nottinghamshire Police’s Modern Slavery and County Lines team leader Detective Inspector Paul Lefford said Rodney became involved in the operation when he offered a place to package and cut up the drugs which he later tried to flush down the toilet when he panicked during the raid.