Is there anything cheese can’t do? We’ll be honest, we aren’t usually fans of Stilton, or any of the bleu, veiny cheeses, but you’ve got to give props where they are do. If not for a piece of cheese, a criminal would be on the streets right now.
The offender in question, Carl Stewart, has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for conspiracy to supply cocaine, heroin, MDMA, Ketamine, and for transferring criminal property. The interesting thing is that he probably would have gotten away with it if not for a photo that he posted on the encrypted messaging service EncroChat.
In the photo, Stewart was showing off a wedge of Stilton, a popular cheese known for its ” beautiful interior, streaked like marble, and the texture is crumbly and almost soft – relatively delicate compared to its stout and bold flavors.” Here’s what happened from there according to Detective Inspector Lee Wilkinson.
“Carl Stewart was involved in supplying large amounts of class A and B drugs but was caught out by his love of stilton cheese, after sharing a picture of a block of it in his hand through EncroChat. His palm and fingerprints were analyzed from this picture and it was established they belonged to Stewart.”