A hungry fox recently found a drug dealer pair’s massive heroin stash while looking for food.
The police believe that a fox may have come to their aid to help them catch 2 heroin drug dealers after a dog walker came across their stash when they were roaming around in the woods.
The stash of drugs, which is worth around £30,000, is believed to have been found by a fox that was hungry.
The Devon and Cornwall Police believe that the dog walker spotted the strange package on the pavement on July 25, 2020.
Upon close inspection, they found a box inside a plastic back and a number of balls inside it.
According to the Plymouth’s Core Tasking Unit (CTU), the drugs were inside 10 golf ball-sized balls.
At the time of the incident, a police spokesperson said:
It’s possible an animal has dragged the carrier bag out of the nearby woodland and onto the path. Perhaps it was a fox looking for food. The current estimated street value of the suspected heroin found is around £28,000, but that may change once it is analysed and its purity is known.
Officers from the Core Tasking Unit carried out a patrol in the area after the incident.
After some time, Sean Dickinson, 33, and David Chown, 29, were found searching the woodlands.
After spotting the police, the 2 men ran off but they were chased and were detained.
Recorder Daniel Sawyer jailed Sean Dickinson for 5 years and 4 months.
Chown admitted to the authorities that he dealt with drugs. He was sentenced to 10 years.
Recorder Daniel said:
Drugs had clearly been stashed at Ernesettle Creek. They were found by a member of the public and had been knocked or blown from elsewhere. The police later saw the two of you trying to dig out the drugs. David Chown, you say in your pre-sentence (probation) report that you had been at this for a while, maybe a decade without getting caught. I do not make any sort of ruling on that.
Chown, who is from Radford Avenue, Prince Rock, pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of a Class Drug between July 24 and July 25, 2019.
Dickinson on the other hand denied the same charge but was convicted after a trial. He is from George Street, Devonport.
This is not the first time Dickinson had been jailed
He was jailed for 33 months in 2015 for possession of crack cocaine. Dickinson was found guilty on intent to supply the drugs.