A man has been jailed for drugs offences after a proactive stop and search found him to be wanted, leading to other offences being discovered.
Reginald Goodhead, 26, was jailed for three years and four months on Monday, 8 January, at Inner London Crown Court for possessing with intent to supply Class A drugs (cocaine) in addition to being concerned in the supply of MDMA, possession of cannabis and possession of criminal property (cash).
He had previously pleaded guilty at the same court on 21 December 2018.
The court heard how in the early hours of 24 November 2018, local officers from Coldharbour Ward saw Goodhead parked up in his vehicle on Heritage Close, Lambeth with his engine idling and his lights on. The officers identified the registered keeper, address and insurance details held for this vehicle were very inconsistent. The decision was made to approach the driver and talk with him.
Goodhead was initially very evasive and only gave his first name. Checks revealed Goodhead to be wanted on warrant by Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court for the offences of dangerous driving, failing to stop, driving while uninsured and driving without due care and attention.
Goodhead was arrested at taken into custody. Once back at Brixton Police Station, Goodhead attempted to conceal drugs in his genitals, but these were discovered upon a further search. Fast time forensics of the drugs were obtained and his phones were seized and examined with references to the supply of drugs found in them.
Goodhead was subsequently charged and remanded to appear at Inner London Crown Court, as above.