A serial burglar was caught with 13 wraps of amphetamine strapped to his private parts when police arrested him for an attempted house raid.
Mark Wright confessed “it’s wizz, for my personal use”, when the packages, attached to his penis and testicles, were found.
It is believed he had used cellotape to hold the drugs in place and confessed he had been trying to hide them from his wife.
Newcastle Crown Court heard the 43-year-old, who has served prison sentences for burglaries in the past, was arrested by police who caught him trying to break into a house at Close Street in Sunderland on August 25.
Prosecutor Neil Pallister told the court: “While in custody the defendant was subjected to a full body search and 13 wraps of white powder were found strapped to his penis and testicles.
“On them being discovered, he said ‘it is wizz, for personal use’.”
Wright, of Rosedale Street, Sunderland, admitted attempted burglary and possession of amphetamine.
Alec Burns, defending, said, despite Wright’s bad criminal record, he had found work since his last jail term and was staying away from trouble.
Mr Burns said: “He was taking amphetamine to allow him to work longer hours.
“He had to buy the drugs and got into debt.
“He was hiding the fact he was using drugs again from his wife, who would have stopped him had she known. ”
Mr Burns said the attempted break-in was a blip, not a sign Wright, who still has a job open to him, was going back to his “old ways”.
Mr Recorder Christopher Williams sentenced Wright, who has spent a month in custody on remand, to 15 months imprisonment, suspended for 18 months, with
The judge said he accepted Wright had “done well” since his release from prison and told him: “I accept you are disappointed in yourself.
“It is in your hands now.”