A DRUG addict has been jailed after police found cocaine tied to his genitals during a strip-search.

Self-confessed addict Jamal Deen always admitted possession of cocaine after it was found in a black velvet pouch tied to his genitals.

But he denied intent to supply the class A drug after he was arrested following a crash in Fern Drive, Malvern on New Year's Day last year following an alcohol and cocaine binge.

He had been out with friends at Priors Croft nightclub in Malvern before going to a house party in Fern Drive where he said he bought the drugs.

A jury at Worcester Crown Court took 52 minutes to reach a unanimous not guilty verdict, acquitting the 37-year-old of intent to supply cocaine yesterday.

Judge Juckes QC described Deen as a 'gross drug abuser' when he jailed him for possession of cocaine.

Deen had already been convicted of drink driving following the crash and banned from driving for three years.

Deen was found with eight wraps of cocaine with a weight of around 3.5g and a street value of between £225 and £450.

One of the wraps fell to the ground during a strip-search. The remaining seven wraps were discovered by police in the velvet drawstring pouch tied to his genitals.

Further evidence of drug taking was found in a shoulder bag in the crashed car - a blue box in a sock and a straw which Deen admitted he used to sniff cocaine.

Judge Juckes QC jailed Deen for six months for possession of cocaine and one month (concurrent) for possession of Diazepam. The £455 which police seized from Deen will be returned to him.

He has already served the equivalent of a six month sentence on remand so is likely to be released shortly if not immediately.

The drugs will be destroyed.