King’s Lynn man tried to hide crack cocaine in trousers, magistrates told

The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane. ENGANL00120120910144054
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A man was detained by police after he tried to hide crack cocaine and cannabis in the front of his trousers, a court has heard.

Jamie Chilvers, 32, of Valingers Road, Lynn, pleaded guilty to two charges of possessing the substances when he appeared before magistrates yesterday.

Giles Beaumont, prosecuting, told the court police had been speaking to Chilvers’ girlfriend when they saw him behaving nervously.

He said: “The officers thought he was trying to put something in the front of his trousers so they detained him and searched him formally.”

During the search they found two wraps of crack cocaine, a class A drug, and a gram of herbal cannabis.

When interviewed, Chilvers said he had bought the drugs for £30 and had hoped to smoke them himself.

Ian Graham, mitigating, said Chilvers had been using drugs from the age of 15 but was engaging with support services.

Magistrates gave him a 12 month conditional discharge and told him to pay £40 costs plus a £15 victim surcharge.