A suspected drug dealer who was detained in custody for 47 days without pooing has been released from custody and taken to hospital for treatment.
Lamarr Chambers, 24, of Villa Road, Brixton, London was arrested on Wednesday, January 17 after the car he was in was stopped in Parsonage Leys, Harlow and appeared before a court a day later after police suspected he had swallowed drugs.
At that hearing, and in several other hearings, the court authorised the detention of Mr Chambers to enable him to pass the drugs police thought were inside him.
But after 47 days in custody, Mr Chambers had still not emptied his bowels.
Essex Police confirmed that during his time in custody he was routinely supplied with food and water and received medical visits every day.
Mr Chambers had been charged with possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and driving matters, but the charges have now been dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).