British Police Used Cheese To Catch A Drug Dealer

A drug dealer from the UK was caught by police because he shared a photo of a block of cheese.


Police said that Carl Stewart, was shopping at a grocery store and shared a picture of himself holding a package of Stilton cheese.

Stewart shared the image using EncroChat, an encrypted service used by criminals that authorities infiltrated allowing them to see the messages that he was sending. When they saw the photo, they were able to analyze Stewart's fingerprints and palm prints to identify him. He was taken into custody and pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to supply cocaine, heroin, MDMA, and ketamine.

"Carl Stewart was involved in supplying large amounts of class A and B drugs but was caught out by his love of stilton cheese after sharing a picture of a block of it in his hand through EncroChat. His palm and fingerprints were analyzed from this picture, and it was established they belonged to Stewart," Detective Inspector Lee Wilkinson said in a statement.

Stewart was sentenced to 13-and-a-half years behind bars.


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