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Cannabis pasty smuggler caught
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The cannabis was hidden inside a cheese and onion pasty
A man has been caught trying to smuggle cannabis into a police station by stuffing it into a cheese and onion pasty.

Andreas Lee, 20, tried to sneak the drug into a Cardiff police station for a friend who was being held in the cells.

Cardiff Crown Court heard how officers at the Fairwater station became suspicious and broke open the pasty to discover a lump of cannabis hidden inside.

Prosecutor John Holmes said: "Lee had a carrier bag containing food intended for a friend who had been detained.

"The desk officer became suspicious of the pasty because there were two small holes in it.

"He looked inside and found cannabis resin."

The court heard how Lee, who is unemployed, was arrested during his visit to the police station.

His lawyer, Leighton Hughes, said: "It was a ham-fisted attempt to smuggle in the drugs.

"It was a hair-brained scheme destined to fail," he added.

Lee, who lives in the Canton area of the city, admitted possessing cannabis with intent to supply and was given a two-year community rehabilitation order.

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