Cocaine found inside Kinder Surprise eggs

A Limavady man admitted to police that cocaine worth approximately £350 found inside the plastic capsules of two Kinder Surprise eggs belonged to him, Limavady Magistrate's Court has heard.

Wednesday, 8th June 2016, 1:59 pm
Updated Monday, 13th June 2016, 1:09 pm
Limavady Courthouse

Police found the Class A drugs during a search of a property in Sperrin Road in Limavady on October 16th last year.

The court heard when police arrived to conduct the search there was no one present at the property, however, the search continued.

Police found two yellow Kinder eggs containers which had bags of white powder inside.

Paul Ireland, from Eventide Gardens, later agreed to attend the PSNI station where he said the white powder was his, and which he’d bought from a man on the street. Checks revealed the powder to be 4.58gs of cocaine.

Ireland (31) confirmed the drugs were for his own use. He said he must have dropped them by mistake when he went to visit his girlfriend. The court heard the drugs had a street value of between £300 and £350.

Ireland was sentenced to four months in jail, suspended for two years, for possession of a Class A drugs.