Drugs raid cops find naked man flushing the loo

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Police on a drugs raid found a naked man frantically trying to flush the toilet.

Luke French (24) was at an address in Main Road, Quadring, when police arrived with a search warrant on the morning of January 5.

Rebecca Ritson, prosecuting, said officers tried to use an enforcer to break in, but could not get in because it was a good quality door.

The door was opened by a woman carrying a young child and police officers then found French naked in the bathroom with blood running down his face while frantically trying to flush the toilet.

Miss Ritson said officers found a number of items in various parts of the house which had traces of cocaine on them, cutting agent and drug related equipment, bags and scales.

She said the amount of cocaine found was very small and French was being charged solely with simple possession of the drug.

“There was nothing else evidentially that could take the matter any further,” Miss Ritson told magistrates on Thursday.

Solicitor Stuart Wild said French had been a recreational user of cocaine for some time.

Mr Wild said police attended the address because they had arrested someone in Sleaford and French was a contact on that person’s phone.

He said French does not have a drug addiction and at the time of the offence he was weaning himself off the drug.

“It’s fair to say he hasn’t used it since,” said Mr Wild.

He told the court French had been out of trouble since 2005.

Mr Wild said French works as a carpet fitter and floor layer, but due to problems unrelated to the court case he had lost his employment.

French, of Gainsborough Drive, Winthorpe, near Newark, was fined £110 when he pleaded guilty to possessing heroin, a class A drug.

He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Magistrates ordered destruction of the cocaine seized.