A KILREA resident may forever be known as the “buttocks to mouth man,” according to a judge.
Morris Shields (38), of Blackrock Road, has been given a four months jail term suspended for 18 months for possessing heroin and cannabis and obstructing police.
He pleaded guilty at Coleraine Magistrates Court which was told that on July 24 this year, the defendant was stopped at a vehicle checkpoint in Rasharkin.
The court heard the defendant removed drugs that were clenched between his buttocks and placed them in his mouth.
The drugs were safely removed by police and Shields was handcuffed.
There were nine grammes of heroin and two grammes of cannabis resin.
During a PSNI interview the defendant said he had a heavy drug dependency and the heroin amounted to a two-week supply.
A defence solicitor said her client panicked when he saw police which resulted in the obstruction charge.
She said the period around Shields’ detection was a “low-point in his life”.
District Judge Peter King told Shields that because of his actions he may forever be remembered as “the buttocks to mouth man”.