Drug dealer jailed after being caught by his own car’s dashcam

Scott Curtis pleaded guilty to all charges

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

A driver has been jailed after he was caught conducting Class A drug deals by the dashboard camera of his own car.

Scott Curtis was sentenced to two years and six months in prison at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court after pleading guilty to possessing cocaine, possessing heroin with intent to supply and producing cannabis.

He was pulled over by police in September 2018 after they saw him throwing small bags of cocaine and heroin out the window of his yellow Ford Focus, the court heard.

After finding cannabis plants during a search of Curtis’ home, officers then came across his car’s dashcam which had recorded him saying he sold “gear” and dealing drugs.

In one section of the two hours of footage, the 45-year-old from Aberdare, South Wales was seen polishing his car before answering his phone. He was heard saying: "I don't do Valium, gear I do," and agreed the price "three for 25".

The drug exchange was then recorded in full view of the camera.

Detective Constable Steve Woolley from South Wales Police said: "When we played back his own dashcam footage, I don't think he could quite believe it himself.

"Initially he replied no comment each time he was given the chance to explain what was going on, but so good was the case against him, he pleaded guilty to all charges and will spend a considerable time behind bars."

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