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Drug dealer jailed after getting his friend to photograph him, um, preparing drugs

“The case against Shaw was helped by his own ego which saw a mate photographing him committing the crime.”

One of the incriminating photographs.
One of the incriminating photographs.
Image: Nottinghamshire Police

BRITISH POLICE HAVE confirmed that a drug dealer was arrested after getting his friend to photograph him preparing drugs.

Peter Shaw (22) of Norwood Road in Radford, was sentenced to 41 months in prison today after pleading guilty of possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

He was arrested after officers discovered 33.4 grams of crack cocaine in a wheelie bin outside his home on 19 July 2013.

Nottinghamshire Police said that a search of his house revealed “equipment used to prepare drugs, including scales, deal bags, rubber gloves and Rizla papers”.

The search also recovered three mobile phones that contained photographs of large quantities of cash and images of Shaw handling and preparing drugs.

Ego

DC Steve Fenyn, the officer who carried out the investigation, said:

The case against Shaw was helped by his own ego which saw a mate photographing him committing the crime. He was literally caught in the act on camera.

“Drugs cause misery to communities, fuelling other crimes such as burglary and violence to feed a habit. People like Shaw don’t think about the consequences for others, they just see it as an easy way to make money.

“We are pleased to see that this time Shaw’s selfish actions have caught up with him and landed him with a jail term,” Fenyn stated.

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