Suspected Harlow drug dealer has now gone 33 days in police custody without pooing out his drugs - Essex Live

A suspected Harlow drug dealer has now gone 33 days in police custody as police continue wait for him to poo out his drugs.

Lamarr Chambers, 24, was arrested by police on Wednesday, January 17, for failing to stop in Ladyshot, Harlow, along with intent to supply class A drugs.

Read MoreLamarr Chambers was arrested in Ladyshot for failing to stop for police and possession with intent to supply class A drugs (Image: @OpRaptorWest)

He has been held in custody since his arrest as the police wait until he poos out the drugs he is believed to have swallowed.

This afternoon (February 19), Chambers appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court as police applied for another section 152 order, meaning he would remain in custody for a further five days.

Speaking on behalf of the Crown, Kathy Wilson QC said: "Mr Chambers has not properly been to the toilet for some 33 days.

"You have to consider whether or not he is not taking on enough food in order to frustrate the seizing of police evidence.

Revealed: Diet of suspected Harlow drug dealer who hasn't had a poo in 33 days

Following reports that Chambers had also been refusing to eat, it was revealed in court what the suspect had been consuming from inside his police cell.

After his initial arrest, he had been eating Frosties cereal bars and, as time, went on, he would eat up to eight of them a day.

However, since his last court appearance, he has now swapped his diet to that of fruit and vegetables.

It was also revealed that the suspect had eaten fish made by his mother prior to his appearance before magistrates.

"He is being more than adequately looked after by Essex Police. He has been offered fluids and food.

"His lights are dimmed at night and he is being reviewed every 24 hours. If he requests to go to the hospital he is taken there. There is reference to him passing stools.

"It is in fact questionable as to whether any faecal matter was collected.

"He did wipe his bottom and there was a stain on the toilet paper. Had any amount of faecal matter been passed, we would not be in this position today."

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On February 10, after 24 days, Chambers broke the British record for spending the most days in custody while police wait for him to poo.

However, he has been taken to facilities at Stansted Airport in an attempt to defecate.

Defending, Andrew Horsall QC said: "There was an attempt to pass a stool at Stansted Airport.

"The police were in the same room with their backs turned.

"However, nothing happened."

Time Line
  1. Arrest

    Lamarr Chambers, 24, was arrested by officers from Essex Police's Operation Raptor West team for failing to stop for police in Ladyshot, Harlow, along with possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

  2. Drugs

    Police allege that Chambers has swallowed the drugs.

    He is staying in custody in Harlow.

  3. 15 days later

    On Thursday, February 1, Operation Raptor West confirmed on Twitter that Chambers was yet to pass out the suspected drugs.

    The tweet said: "Day 15 today and no movements, unless anything changes overnight then we will be back to court tomorrow for the third time in this case requesting a further 8 days."

  4. Back in court

    Chambers appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on Friday, February 2 as police put in another application for him to remain in custody in Harlow.

    It was accepted, and Chambers will remain in custody for a further seven days, until Friday, February 9.

  5. Suspect enters third week

    At 6.20pm on Wednesday, February 7, the Operation Raptor West team's account confirmed that 21 days had now passed with no movement from the suspect's bowels.

  6. Chambers breaks British record

    On Saturday February 10 Chambers breaks the British record for spending the most days in custody while police wait for him to poo out his drugs.

    It has now been 23 days and counting for Chambers and there has still been no movement or sign of the drugs he is believed to have swallowed.

  7. Another return to court

    Chambers returns to Chelmsford Magistrates Court as police put in another application extend his custody.

    It was granted with the 24-year-old to remain in custody until Monday, February 19.

    It has now been 28 days without any movement from his bowls.

  8. Sixth time in court

    Chambers appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on Monday, February 19, for the sixth time.

    The police's application to extend his custody was granted until Friday, February 23.

    It has now been 33 days without him going to the toilet.

Police have gathered evidence to suggest Chambers has in fact swallowed the drugs.

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Chambers has been remanded in police custody until Friday, February 23, where he will appear once again in Chelmsford Magistrates' Court.

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