Teenager acted as drugs courier

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A HOSPITAL X-ray gave visible proof that a teenager suspected of carrying drugs in Lancaster was acting as a courier.

The test showed that Liam Coatsworth had drugs hidden inside his body.

In fact, he was carrying 150 wraps of heroin and cocaine.

Coatsworth, 18, of Church Road, Haydock, was given three years and four months youth custody by a judge at Preston Crown Court on Tuesday.

He had pleaded guilty to possessing heroin and possessing cocaine with intent to supply.

He was arrested after stepping off a train at Lancaster railway station in July.

See the Lancaster Guardian (01-12-11) for full story.