Man seen jogging naked as police discovered £5,500 worth of cocaine at home

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A MAN was seen jogging naked near his home when police swooped to execute a search warrant at the premises he shared with his girlfriend.

Officers saw Gary Whetren about 100 metres away as they arrived at about 8am on a June morning but he absconded to his grandmother’s house where he was later arrested.

Prosecutor Siobhan Linsley said a search of the premises revealed 93 wraps of cocaine and some cocaine which had a combined street value of about £5,500.

When questioned, Whetren remained silent but his girlfriend, Beau Mason, admitted to being a recreational user of cocaine.

Whetren, 24, of Manor Road, New Milton, pleaded guilty to possessing the drugs which a judge heard was intended for friends and acquaintances. He was jailed for 18 months.

Mason, 23, of Treagore Road, Calmore, admitted allowing her home to be used for their supply.

As defence barrister David Reid was about to start his mitigation, Recorder Ben Compton QC said he was following the probation report recommendation and gave her a two-year community order with 18 months supervision.

Andrew Coley, defending, said Whetren – who had 15 previous convictions – had since sought help for his drug abuse which he accepted not only affected him but also his family.

Passing sentence at Southampton Crown Court, the judge said he had played a significant role in the case and had partly been motivated by financial gain.

“It seems you may have turned a corner but a custodial sentence is inevitable.”

The judge told the mother-of-one who had three previous convictions she had been given a huge opportunity.

“If you want to go on a life of cocaine use, it is a massive tension between that and bringing up a young child, which is difficult enough as it is,” he said.

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1:21pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Dvorak says...

Read the headline! Were the police at home when they found the cocaine? Did they see the naked jogger through a window?
Read the headline! Were the police at home when they found the cocaine? Did they see the naked jogger through a window? Dvorak
  • Score: 5

1:33pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

"but his girlfriend, Beau Mason"

-----------------

What a lovely name. I hope to have a girlfriend with such a nice name one day.
Even a girl with a name like Chastity Frogger would do me, I'm not too fussy.
"but his girlfriend, Beau Mason" ----------------- What a lovely name. I hope to have a girlfriend with such a nice name one day. Even a girl with a name like Chastity Frogger would do me, I'm not too fussy. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 11

1:42pm Mon 24 Feb 14

BoscVegas says...

by jogging naked I presume they mean fleeing the house containing 93 wraps of cocaine. Jogging naked makes it sound like some obscure fitness fad.
by jogging naked I presume they mean fleeing the house containing 93 wraps of cocaine. Jogging naked makes it sound like some obscure fitness fad. BoscVegas
  • Score: 19

2:24pm Mon 24 Feb 14

suzigirl says...

BoscVegas wrote:
by jogging naked I presume they mean fleeing the house containing 93 wraps of cocaine. Jogging naked makes it sound like some obscure fitness fad.
His crown jewels must have been jiggling about a bit LOL!
[quote][p][bold]BoscVegas[/bold] wrote: by jogging naked I presume they mean fleeing the house containing 93 wraps of cocaine. Jogging naked makes it sound like some obscure fitness fad.[/p][/quote]His crown jewels must have been jiggling about a bit LOL! suzigirl
  • Score: -1

2:55pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Bob49 says...

I'm sure there is some joke about it 'not standing up in court'........
I'm sure there is some joke about it 'not standing up in court'........ Bob49
  • Score: 6

3:35pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Controversial But True says...

No point trying to hide the CRACK then??
No point trying to hide the CRACK then?? Controversial But True
  • Score: 17

4:21pm Mon 24 Feb 14

SympatheticSam says...

Scummy Druggies. Hope they rot in hell.
Scummy Druggies. Hope they rot in hell. SympatheticSam
  • Score: -4

4:36pm Mon 24 Feb 14

O'Reilly says...

BoscVegas wrote:
by jogging naked I presume they mean fleeing the house containing 93 wraps of cocaine. Jogging naked makes it sound like some obscure fitness fad.
This guy made a hobby out of it..................
.....

http://www.dailymail
.co.uk/femail/articl
e-2543309/Naked-Ramb
ler-reveals-insists-
going-nude.html
[quote][p][bold]BoscVegas[/bold] wrote: by jogging naked I presume they mean fleeing the house containing 93 wraps of cocaine. Jogging naked makes it sound like some obscure fitness fad.[/p][/quote]This guy made a hobby out of it.................. ..... http://www.dailymail .co.uk/femail/articl e-2543309/Naked-Ramb ler-reveals-insists- going-nude.html O'Reilly
  • Score: -2

5:06pm Mon 24 Feb 14

TheDistrict says...

Perhaps he was a highway robber, Dick Turpin..............
...........
Perhaps he was a highway robber, Dick Turpin.............. ........... TheDistrict
  • Score: 2

5:32pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Bob49 says...

I'm not too sure what his excuse was when he turned up at his grannies in the starkers

'ginger nuts. dear ?"

'no, just a cuppa will do'
I'm not too sure what his excuse was when he turned up at his grannies in the starkers 'ginger nuts. dear ?" 'no, just a cuppa will do' Bob49
  • Score: 8

5:48pm Mon 24 Feb 14

stevobath says...

So he took the 'wrap' for her guilt as well?

After all she's just as guilty as him.
Oh hang on shes a 'mum'.

No doubt she had 'lots to say' regarding her partner?

Scuzzer.
So he took the 'wrap' for her guilt as well? After all she's just as guilty as him. Oh hang on shes a 'mum'. No doubt she had 'lots to say' regarding her partner? Scuzzer. stevobath
  • Score: 1

8:10pm Mon 24 Feb 14

kalebmoledirt says...

So old fashioned living with his single mum girl friend in a known drug trading house for the sole purpose of keeping his friends supplied with drugs and so close to his nan that he could trot around there tackle out to check on her welfare .bung them so far in jail they need to Fed with a catapult and spare the child
So old fashioned living with his single mum girl friend in a known drug trading house for the sole purpose of keeping his friends supplied with drugs and so close to his nan that he could trot around there tackle out to check on her welfare .bung them so far in jail they need to Fed with a catapult and spare the child kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -2

3:26am Tue 25 Feb 14

whataboutthat says...

I deapair of any Echo hack concisely and with flair explicating the essence of a news story.
I deapair of any Echo hack concisely and with flair explicating the essence of a news story. whataboutthat
  • Score: 1

12:41pm Tue 25 Feb 14

nickynoodah says...

Oh hang on .....
that was the best bit
made me rofl
where do you get you hilarious sayings from george
Oh hang on ..... that was the best bit made me rofl where do you get you hilarious sayings from george nickynoodah
  • Score: -1

1:51pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Arthur Maureen says...

Nickynoonah, your going to have to get your sniff from a fully clothed man from now on lol
Nickynoonah, your going to have to get your sniff from a fully clothed man from now on lol Arthur Maureen
  • Score: -1

10:56pm Tue 25 Feb 14

stevobath says...

nickynoodah wrote:
Oh hang on .....
that was the best bit
made me rofl
where do you get you hilarious sayings from george
Thought schools were back now?

Oh hang on, it was probably lunch hour. Still no excuse for Mum & Dad turning off parental controls. Moron
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Oh hang on ..... that was the best bit made me rofl where do you get you hilarious sayings from george[/p][/quote]Thought schools were back now? Oh hang on, it was probably lunch hour. Still no excuse for Mum & Dad turning off parental controls. Moron stevobath
  • Score: -1

6:48am Wed 26 Feb 14

we-shall-see says...

Typical of the Echo to go for titilation by giving this report a title suggesting the guy was jogging - rather than he jumped out of bed naked and tried to make a break for it without his clothes on ........... but lets not let accuracy get in the way of things make reporting anything eh? :o/
Typical of the Echo to go for titilation by giving this report a title suggesting the guy was jogging - rather than he jumped out of bed naked and tried to make a break for it without his clothes on ........... but lets not let accuracy get in the way of things make reporting anything eh? :o/ we-shall-see
  • Score: 2

8:51am Wed 26 Feb 14

nickynoodah says...

Oh hang on
he was running
because he heard the bath running.
lovely granny hid him under his rock
that was nice
oh hang on.
Oh hang on he was running because he heard the bath running. lovely granny hid him under his rock that was nice oh hang on. nickynoodah
  • Score: 0

11:31pm Wed 26 Feb 14

stevobath says...

we-shall-see wrote:
Typical of the Echo to go for titilation by giving this report a title suggesting the guy was jogging - rather than he jumped out of bed naked and tried to make a break for it without his clothes on ........... but lets not let accuracy get in the way of things make reporting anything eh? :o/
That was my thought.

Sees the 'Hawaii 5 0' ready to kick the door in, so he does a runner.

As you say, why let any sensible/logical reason for running around naked get in the way of a lurid headline that will get loads of 'hits' for the ECHO & thus revenue. The reporting is atrocious & maybe if the ECHO had class journos & well written articles, they'd actually get MORE readers in the long run.

For every one decent, well written, informative & well researched article, usually maybe one a week, we get 20 'Non stories' that are badly written.

'Gonzo Journalism' for sure exept Hunter was far more entertaining & funny, rather than cringe inducing, Sheite, written by cheap hack wannabe's, on work experience.
Even The Sun & Daily Star are more reliable!
[quote][p][bold]we-shall-see[/bold] wrote: Typical of the Echo to go for titilation by giving this report a title suggesting the guy was jogging - rather than he jumped out of bed naked and tried to make a break for it without his clothes on ........... but lets not let accuracy get in the way of things make reporting anything eh? :o/[/p][/quote]That was my thought. Sees the 'Hawaii 5 0' ready to kick the door in, so he does a runner. As you say, why let any sensible/logical reason for running around naked get in the way of a lurid headline that will get loads of 'hits' for the ECHO & thus revenue. The reporting is atrocious & maybe if the ECHO had class journos & well written articles, they'd actually get MORE readers in the long run. For every one decent, well written, informative & well researched article, usually maybe one a week, we get 20 'Non stories' that are badly written. 'Gonzo Journalism' for sure exept Hunter was far more entertaining & funny, rather than cringe inducing, Sheite, written by cheap hack wannabe's, on work experience. Even The Sun & Daily Star are more reliable! stevobath
  • Score: 0

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