Suspected Drug Dealer Sets Record After Not Pooping For 38 Days Straight
A suspected drug dealer in police custody has refused to poop for 38 days, following police allegations that he swallowed the drugs.
Lamarr Chambers, 24, has now spent 38 days in police custody after Essex Police arrested and detained him on January 17.
His toilet strike made history on day 24 when Chambers broke the British record for spending the most days in police custody.
Appearing in court yesterday, his lawyer, Andrew Horsall QC, said he finds himself in ‘unchartered territory’ with Chambers. He said his client’s ‘life is at risk’ as he ‘doesn’t want to be resuscitated’ if he collapses, Essex Live reports.
Officers believe he swallowed some of the drugs before his arrest in Harlow, Essex, and they have been patiently waiting for him to finally go ever since.
But with this waiting game now in its second month, Essex Police had no choice but to request more time to detain him in court. Chambers appeared before magistrates yesterday, where the force applied to keep him in custody until Monday.
Mr Horsall told Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Friday, to reject the application. He said: “Justice will be served one way or another, reject the application and continue with the case as it would be normally dealt with.”
Prosecutor Bob Rowlingson, however, said it was in the interest of justice to keep Chambers in police custody.
He told the court: “It is quite a clear cut application. Mr Chambers has been refusing treatment, it is clear he is preventing the passing of evidence of the drugs he swallowed prior to his arrest.”