‘Manc Mark’ drug dealer caught with £2k worth of drugs up his bum

Is that where the name crack cocaine comes from?

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 8th May 2024

A drug dealer who nicknamed himself ‘Manc Mark’ has been jailed after being caught with £2000-worth of substances hidden up his bum.

Liam Smith, of Brynorme Road in Manchester was found in possession of heroin and crack cocaine which he’d ‘concealed in his buttocks’.

Police made the discovery on a raid of a property in Northwich in Cheshire on Friday 26 January.

Smith, aka Manc Mark, has now been sentenced to four years in jail after admitting to dealing drugs.

The 36-year-old appeared at Chester Crown Court on Friday 3 May.


He’d previously pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

The court heard that the Northwich Proactive Policing Team had forced entry into an address on Brackley Lane after a suspected drug dealer was seen entering the property.


There they found Smith, searched him, and found the drugs he’d attempted to hide.

He was arrested, then a warrant was conducted at his home in Manchester where ‘a large quantity of designer clothing’ was seized.

Following the sentencing, Police Constable Matt Uren, of Northwich Proactive Policing Unit, said: “Northwich Proactive Policing Team are dedicated to disrupting the drug supply network and this is another example of how we are continually pursuing those intent on making money out of other people’s misery.


“Smith’s conviction is the result of a long-running investigation involving detectives here at Northwich, with the support of colleagues from the Op Impact and Op Apollo teams.

“Intel has suggested that ‘Manc Mark’ had been an active county lines dealer in the Northwich area for a significant period of time, and I have no doubt that his conviction will have a really positive impact on the community.

“While Smith is now behind bars, our campaign against drug dealers is ongoing and we’re committed to doing all we can to can to stop drug activity on the streets of Northwich and make Cheshire a hostile place for criminals.

“You too can help us by reporting drug dealing in your area to police, every bit of information helps us to gather intelligence and close in on those dealing in illegal drugs.”

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