Man caught with ‘heroin under car seat’ tells police it’s ‘chocolate laxative’
A man who was pulled over and allegedly caught with heroin told police it was a “chocolate laxative”.
Steven Coplen, 29, was stopped near the city of Fort Walton Beach in Florida, the US, on Saturday, January 30, after an officer noticed he had an expired car registration.
Officers say they found heroin under the seat, more on the floor, opiate painkiller oxycodone, methamphetamine residue, a scale and drug paraphernalia, WEAR-TV reports.
Coplen was subsequently charged with trafficking heroin, possession of oxycodone, possession of drug paraphernalia and a traffic violation.
However, he insisted the heroin was a “chocolate laxative”.
Coplen was arrested and detained in the Okaloosa County Jail.
Earlier this month, two county lines drug dealers were jailed for human trafficking after vulnerable boys were used to transport heroin and cocaine inside their bodies.
Children's care manager Itman Ismail, 28, and her lover Omorie Nixon, 20, used two 15-year-olds and two 16-year-olds to hold and sell drugs on numerous trips from London to Devon and Cornwall.
Police found two of the boys carrying large amounts of heroin and cocaine inside their rectums.
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One of the teens had 80 wraps (10.8g) of crack cocaine and 49 wraps (5g) of heroin inside him, totalling £1,290.
The other was found to have 39 wraps (6.12g) of crack cocaine and 23 wraps (2.28g) of heroin, totalling £1,100 inside him.
A forensic toxicologist ruled that if the packages inside the boys had split, they could have died.
Nixon was sentenced to seven years and 10 months in prison and Ismail to four years at Exeter Crown Court.
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