Oxford drugs raid man ‘hid in airing cupboard’

The Oxford Times: Oxford Crown Court Oxford Crown Court

A MAN accused of possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply was found by police hiding in an airing cupboard, a jury heard yesterday.

Devon Nelson, of Rose Hill, Oxford, denies four counts of possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply on May 21 and November 10 last year.

Richard Moss, prosecuting, told a jury at Oxford Crown Court officers discovered 10 wraps of crack cocaine and 28 wraps of heroin outside a property in Rose Hill, Oxford. He said the drugs were hidden inside a sock which is alleged to have had Nelson’s DNA on it.

Mr Moss said officers also carried out a raid at a house in Ashhurst Way, Rose Hill, Oxford, where they found the defendant under a large pile of clothes.

He said: “They found Mr Nelson hiding in an airing cupboard, so he was removed from the cupboard and arrested.”

The barrister added that in the same cupboard, hidden behind the boiler, were a further 15 wraps of crack cocaine and 53 wraps of heroin.

Mr Moss said two sets of scales, several mobile phones and £950 cash were also found in the house.

Nelson told police he had nothing to do with either batch of drugs and had only hidden in the airing cupboard because he was worried about an intimate body search, Mr Moss said.

The trial continues.

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