A Wandsworth teenager who passed a package full of drugs after three hours on a toilet has been spared jail.

On March 6, 2018, Surrey Police carried out a search warrant at the Dorking home of 52-year-old Robert Lawson.

As well as arresting Lawson, 18-year-old Melkior Beatrix, of Ingrave Street was also taken into custody.

This was when officers began to suspect that the teenager was smuggling drugs inside his body.

He was taken to hospital for tests and subsequently placed in a cell with a drugs toilet.

After three hours, he passed a package later found to contain 16 wraps of heroin and 10 wraps of crack cocaine.

A stun gun disguised as a torch was also found in a bag Beatrix was wearing when officers forced entry to the Dorking home.

The pair were charged and pleaded guilty at Guildford Crown Court on March 6, 2019.

At a hearing on September 6, Beatrix was handed a 15 month suspended sentence after pleading guilty to two counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs, possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of a taser.

Investigating officer, PC Lee Munday said: “Operation Viking has been set up to tackle drug dealers travelling into east Surrey and the local residents who help facilitate this, more commonly known as “County Line” dealing. Drugs are a blight upon our local communities and we are doing everything we can to disrupt the supply of drugs on our streets.

“We would encourage the public to continue reporting any concerns or information to us.

“The information you provide us will be used to help us build a picture of local activity and we will be able to better target our patrols as a result.”

Lawson was jailed for a further 10 months after pleading guilty to two counts of permitting the use of premises for the supply of drugs. Lawson is already serving 28 months in prison for drug supply offences after he was sentenced in April this year.