A drug dealer found to be concealing drugs internally after he was stopped by police officers on the Ewell Bypass has been jailed.

Ramone Williams, of Friern Barnet Road, in north London, was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of class A drugs on February 8.

The 31-year-old was arrested by police after he was suspected of concealing drugs internally when stopped in a vehicle as a passenger.

He was taken to hospital while the driver, a woman in her late 30s, was also arrested and hospitalised.

She was released with no further action being taken against her.

Williams was strip searched while in police custody before officers found further evidence he was concealing drugs internally.

After being under 24-hour supervision and spending eight days in custody, with a drugs toilet deployed, he was charged with being concerned in the supply of class A drugs.

At Guildford Crown Court he was jailed for three years and four months in prison, also receiving 12 weeks for breaching a suspended sentence.

Surrey Police Detective Inspector Paul Gordon said: “The sentence handed out follows a lengthy investigation into Williams’ actions.

“His refusal to use the facilities led to a significant impact upon resources as officers were needed to constantly monitor him. However, the result at court showed that it was worthwhile.

“Surrey Police have a specialist team set up to tackle county drugs lines which tackle drug dealers just like Williams.

"Drugs are a blight upon our local communities and we are doing everything we can to disrupt the supply of drugs on our streets. However, we need to work together to tackle drugs.

“If you have any information which may be of help to us, please do let us know. This will help ensure our officers are in the right place at the right time to arrest drug dealers and put them before the courts.”

If you have information about suspected drug dealing or crime in your area, you can either contact Surrey Police via www.surrey.police.uk or by calling 101.

If you don’t want to speak to police, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

They never ask your name or trace your call and you could earn yourself a reward.