A man from the Welsh town of Ystradgynlais has been caught evading COVID-19 UK lockdown rules by impersonating a key worker to sell class A drugs.
Seen in a high-viz vest in an attempt to trick police, Ben Evans, 26, is now facing jail time after being found with nearly worth of cocaine in his car.
Evans was stopped in the early hours of Monday, April 6, where police were found to not believe his "key worker" story. The police then continued to search his blue Ford Focus when they then found a stash of cocaine with a street value of around £57,000.
A police spokeswoman said Evans was pulled over on the A40 near Brecon in Wales, with the stop being a routine lockdown check. "Evans, the driver of the vehicle, was wearing high visibility work clothing and said he was on the way home after working all night as a key worker. Acting on previous intelligence, Evans was arrested for drug offences," she added.
The package was seen to be wrapped in a large package wrapped in brown tape, which was then later confirmed to be cocaine. Evans pleaded guilty to the possession of cocaine with the intent to supply when he appeared in court. He was remanded into custody and will be sentenced at Swansea Crown Court on May 20.