A drug dealer from Amersham has been jailed for three years after police found a suspicious package in his underwear.

Andre Newman, 23, of Whielden Heights, was caught by officers from Surrey Police’s Western Proactive Team while they were on patrol in Guildford, Surrey, on March 31 last year.

At around lunchtime, a man caught officers’ attention, so they tracked his movements to a cul-de-sac where they spotted another man who they strongly suspected was a drug user.

The second man went into a house and was there was around two minutes. Officers stopped him nearby and he admitted to having bought crack cocaine from the house, which he disposed of when he saw police.

When officers went into the house, they found Newman and the man they had initially followed.

The man appeared to be a drug user to whom Newman was supplying in return for the use of the property.

Newman admitted he had something hidden in his underwear, with officers finding a small white bag with around “250 dark and white coloured wraps, suspected to be class A drugs” when they strip searched him.

He was sentenced at Guildford Crown Court last Thursday (March 17).

Officer in charge PC Rory Brooks-Kent said: “Our message to dealers is that we are very often out there patrolling proactively so there’s every chance we will catch up with you.

“To members of the public, if you see frequent visitors to a property who don’t stay for long, like in this case, that could indicate drug dealing. Please note as much detail as you can, without endangering yourself, and tell us what it happening.”