A man who laughed at police when they found no drugs in his pockets was actually hiding a bag of cocaine tucked in his foreskin.
James Mason was arrested following a disturbance at Manor Bank student halls, a student accommodation block in the city center, located approximately a 15-minute walk away from the the main campus of Newcastle University, Northeast of England.
“Ha ha, told you I had f*** all on us you mugs”, he reportedly told the officers. However, “after one too many swear words”, officers opted to take him down to Forth Banks police station anyway for being drunk and disorderly.
He had been warned about his swearing and told to leave area, but he replied: ‘I’m going to go back in there and f****** smash their heads in, the mugs!”
On the way to the police station, officers noticed Mason was fiddling with his sock and put his hand down his trousers.
A request to strip-search him once they got to the police station was granted, officers began to strip-search Mason. He removed his trousers, pulled back his foreskin and pulled a white bag of powder from his penis.
Mason pleaded guilty to possession of a class A drug as well as of being drunk and disorderly in a public place. He was fined £120 ($154). He was also told to pay £85 ($109) in costs and £30 ($38) in victim surcharge.