Jail for Grantham dealer who hid drugs in a Kinder Egg

A DRUG dealer from Grantham who was caught with crack-cocaine and heroin has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.

Byron Hayes-Fowler, 21, was searched by police after they spotted his car in a cul-de-sac off Trent Road in Grantham.

Lincoln Crown Court heard officers discovered seven wraps of white powder and a business card hidden within a Kinder Egg in the central console of the vehicle.

When analysed by forensic experts, the powder was found to contain five wraps of crack-cocaine and two wraps of heroin.

The court was told officers also discovered £140 in cash hidden behind a sun visor in the car.

Hayes-Fowler made no comment during interview but continued to deal after being released on bail.

When police stopped him again several months later he swallowed the Class A drugs he was carrying causing him to be admitted to hospital.

Following his release from hospital he was remanded into custody.

Chris Milligan, mitigating, told the court Hayes-Fowler came from a normal Lincolnshire family.

He said: “Clearly there were people above him in the drugs chain, and it would appear there was nobody below him in that chain.

“This young man was a foot soldier.”

Hayes-Fowler, of no fixed address, admitted three charges of possessing Class A drugs between July 4 2011 and April 11 this year.

Passing sentence, Judge Michael Heath told Hayes-Fowler his role was “significant”.

He added: “You were a street dealer dealing on a commercial basis to provide funds for your own consumption of Class A drugs, and I am satisfied to make some profit as well.”