Suspended sentence for man who had ‘significant’ amount of cocaine in his body

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: Archant library.

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: Archant library.

A drug dealer who hid more than 200 wraps of crack cocaine in his anus has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Following his arrest at an address in Lowestoft in April last year, Shamarie Tomlin was taken to hospital where he passed two packages containing a total of 244 wraps with a street value of more than £2,500, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Tomlin, 20, of London, admitted possessing crack cocaine with intent to supply and was sentenced to a two-year prison sentence suspended for two years.

He was also given a 15-day rehabilitation activity requirement and ordered to do 150 hours unpaid work in the community.

Sentencing him, Judge David Goodin said Tomlin had been in possession of a 'significant' amount of crack cocaine.

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The court heard Tomlin, who has no previous convictions, came from a supportive family and the offence was 'utterly out of character'.

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