Drug dealer who stashed cocaine in a deodorant bottle claimed he was trying to repay a debt

A drug dealer has been jailed after a deodorant bottle containing six wraps of cocaine was found in a car he was driving earlier this year.

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Bledar Bytyci, 20, of Whitton Dene, Whitton, was sentenced to three years at Guildford Crown Court on Monday, after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

Bytyci was stopped by officers around 9.40pm on July 20 in High Street, West Molesey, as the car he was in was linked to previous reports of drug-related activity.

A search was conducted and a deodorant bottle containing the cocaine, more than £1,000 in cash as well as two smart phones were found in the car.

Officers arrested Bytyci, who confessed to the offence, claiming he had been doing it to repay a debt.

Bytyci also received a four month sentence, to be served concurrently, after admitting the possession of criminal property. He was given six points on his licence and a £150 fine for driving without a licence and insurance.

The court ruled that the drugs should be destroyed and the cash forfeited under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Investigating officer, PC Darrell Taylor said: “Repaying a debt can never justify dealing drugs and the sentence handed to Bytyci shows the consequences he is now facing as a result. Whether you’re a first time or a repeat offender, we don’t tolerate drug dealing in any shape or form and we will do our utmost to ensure those involved are brought to justice.

“We are grateful for the information we received from members of the public about the car he was driving. Please continue to raise any concerns you may have about drug-related activity in your area with us – the sentence handed out this week shows that we will act on the information we receive.”

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