Drug Dealer Caught By Police After Taking Selfies With Piles Of Cash
A British drug dealer was arrested after police found selfies of him posing with bundles of cash.
According to the London Evening Standard, the south London home of Junior Francis, 33, was raided in November of last year due to suspicions he was selling hard drugs.
Francis claimed he was innocent, but his mobile phone proved otherwise.
He had taken several photos of himself holding massive amounts of cash and even posted them to his Instagram account.
Accompanying one photo was the caption "everything I got I work hard for it," loosely quoting a lyric from Notorious BIG.
Also found on the phone were messages about drug sales and connections to other dealers.
The $10,000 in cash and over $111,000 of crack cocaine and heroin in the home didn't really help, either.
British Detective Constable Matthew Clark told the Evening Standard,
From start to finish he denied having any money or dealing drugs but was ultimately undone by his vanity, taking selfies and boasting on social media. Francis used bullying and intimidation to facilitate his drugs business. Removing Francis from our streets has removed a key contributor to the drugs trade in Lambeth.
Francis pleaded guilty to charges of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and money laundering.
He is currently serving a sentence of six years and eight months.