Police find banned weapon during drugs raid on career criminal in Southampton

Daily Echo: The lethal 50,000 volt mobile phone stun gun uncovered by police in Hampshire The lethal 50,000 volt mobile phone stun gun uncovered by police in Hampshire

TO all intents and purposes it looks just like an outdated phone found tucked away in the back of a draw.

But when Hampshire police examined it further they found it capable of more than just an irritating ring tone.

Primed with powerful electrodes at the top, the fake mobile phone was actually a high-powered stun gun designed to disable with a discharge of 50,000 volts.

Officers found the device, which resembles the Sony Ericsson K95 mobile phone, while searching the home of drugs runner Wesley Walters following a covert operation.

Southampton Crown Court heard how 36-year-old Walters had been arrested hours earlier after supplying four wraps of heroin to an undercover officer making test purchases.

Daily Echo:

This was part of a police campaign, Operation Fortress, aimed at stamping out drug-related crime blighting city communities.

Daily Echo:

An officer initially met Walters at the Six Dials Roundabout in Southampton and then later near The Avenue where he supplied him with two wraps of the class A drug on each occasion.

But when police searched his home, they found the stun gun in a cupboard drawer.

Although not charged up, it was in full working order and had the capability of one of Hampshire Police’s Taser gun, which are designed to disable dangerous criminals before they can do harm.

As the search progressed, officers then unearthed a police-style metal baton.

Daily Echo:

Walters, of Rampart Road, Southampton, later admitted two counts of supplying heroin and one of possessing a disguised weapon and was jailed for five years.

The city crown court was told Walters had committed more than 20 previous offences, including inflicting grievous bodily harm, possessing an offensive weapon, assault and affray.

Handing down a five-year jail sentence, Judge Derwin Hope said it was clear Walters was part of a well organised and well drilled class A drugs operation in Southampton.

Speaking afterwards, DC Simon Woods from the Operation Fortress investigation team said: “We targeted Walters’ home after he sold heroin on two occasions to an undercover officer in March.

“At court he claimed the stun gun was bought as a novelty item. He said he’d misplaced the charger and then put the weapon at the back of the drawer and hadn’t used it since.

“Even so, he had access to a dangerous weapon which still held a charge and was capable of delivering a very powerful blow.

“We also found in his flat a policestyle metal baton. It’s unusual for a member of the public to have one in their possession but because it was in a private place, no offence was committed.

“The warrants we carried out as part of Operation Fortress were designed to demonstrate that Southampton is a hostile place for anyone coming here to deal drugs and commit acts of violence. At the same time, the campaign is finding long-term solutions to helping to reduce the demand for drugs.

“If you’re concerned about drugrelated crimes where you live, you can always speak to us in confidence.

The more we know, the more we can do about it.”

STUN PHONES

ILLEGAL in this country, these devices are made in China and can bought over the internet for as little as £15.

Police fear criminals are arming themselves with the weapons which are marketed as personal protection devices.

By pressing a button on the side, a powerful and disabling electric charge can incapacitate a victim within an instant.

The gun found in Walters’ home was called a Kelon 95 and has a discharge of 50,000 volts, equivalent to ones used by the police.

But fears are growing that weapons can disable victims with a million-volt charge may be in circulation. These could cause fatal heart attacks.

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8:14am Thu 9 Jan 14

sarfhamton says...

I know its not appropriate but how cool is that phone!?
I know its not appropriate but how cool is that phone!? sarfhamton

8:53am Thu 9 Jan 14

Dai Rear says...

If a dreggy breaks in on your home you're apparently not allowed to total it with a shotgun as the case of Tony Martin illustrates, so why not make this non-lethal weapon legal for being kept in the home for that purpose? If I was a vulnerable person ,and age may make me one eventually, I'd be very grateful for a little friend like this.
If a dreggy breaks in on your home you're apparently not allowed to total it with a shotgun as the case of Tony Martin illustrates, so why not make this non-lethal weapon legal for being kept in the home for that purpose? If I was a vulnerable person ,and age may make me one eventually, I'd be very grateful for a little friend like this. Dai Rear

8:54am Thu 9 Jan 14

House Sparrow says...

sarfhamton wrote:
I know its not appropriate but how cool is that phone!?
Oh yes really cool - you are out for the evening and someone decides they don't like the way you look at them and suddenly you end up on the floor having been hit with a massive electric shock and you just thought they were going to make a phone call.
[quote][p][bold]sarfhamton[/bold] wrote: I know its not appropriate but how cool is that phone!?[/p][/quote]Oh yes really cool - you are out for the evening and someone decides they don't like the way you look at them and suddenly you end up on the floor having been hit with a massive electric shock and you just thought they were going to make a phone call. House Sparrow

8:56am Thu 9 Jan 14

Dai Rear says...

PS para 1-it's "drawer" You get it right later on. Curious
PS para 1-it's "drawer" You get it right later on. Curious Dai Rear

9:08am Thu 9 Jan 14

userds5050 says...

Dai Rear wrote:
PS para 1-it's "drawer" You get it right later on. Curious
Drawer your weapon.
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: PS para 1-it's "drawer" You get it right later on. Curious[/p][/quote]Drawer your weapon. userds5050

9:24am Thu 9 Jan 14

SilvanDryad says...

Dai Rear, it's not curious. No doubt the quotation from the Police officer was a cut and paste job from press release prepared by the Police Communications Unit (or whatever it is called), while the first para was the work of the Court Reporter.
A "draw" is a lottery.
Dai Rear, it's not curious. No doubt the quotation from the Police officer was a cut and paste job from press release prepared by the Police Communications Unit (or whatever it is called), while the first para was the work of the Court Reporter. A "draw" is a lottery. SilvanDryad

9:44am Thu 9 Jan 14

ToastyTea says...

sarfhamton wrote:
I know its not appropriate but how cool is that phone!?
Thought the same
[quote][p][bold]sarfhamton[/bold] wrote: I know its not appropriate but how cool is that phone!?[/p][/quote]Thought the same ToastyTea

9:45am Thu 9 Jan 14

ToastyTea says...

Handsome chap though
Handsome chap though ToastyTea

10:29am Thu 9 Jan 14

Reality-man says...

Yeah but can you get Snake III on it?
Yeah but can you get Snake III on it? Reality-man

11:09am Thu 9 Jan 14

Micle1974 says...

Ive got one of them at home.
Its just a boring NOKIA N73 though and only has borning ringtones to annoy.
Battery only lasts a few hours, so no chance of any shocks there.
Ive got one of them at home. Its just a boring NOKIA N73 though and only has borning ringtones to annoy. Battery only lasts a few hours, so no chance of any shocks there. Micle1974

11:17am Thu 9 Jan 14

Irate Wintonian says...

And I thought my mobile phone tariff was shocking...

Plenty of potential for a Darwin award/Clouseau type accident when answering the phone with that device in the hands of the great unwashed.
And I thought my mobile phone tariff was shocking... Plenty of potential for a Darwin award/Clouseau type accident when answering the phone with that device in the hands of the great unwashed. Irate Wintonian

12:58pm Thu 9 Jan 14

itsnotjustice says...

ive know of this guy for many years.... his family are actually nice people, hes the runt of the litter and should have been put down a long time ago. imo
ive know of this guy for many years.... his family are actually nice people, hes the runt of the litter and should have been put down a long time ago. imo itsnotjustice

1:17pm Thu 9 Jan 14

st1halo says...

Can you use that phone in the lift?
If he's in prison, does he still have to pay the contract?
Bit of a bast@rd if you have two phones and answer the wrong one.
Can you use that phone in the lift? If he's in prison, does he still have to pay the contract? Bit of a bast@rd if you have two phones and answer the wrong one. st1halo

1:39pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Costa Baz says...

Readily available on the internet. Just found the same model for £8.80.

I wouldn't have looked for it, had the piece not said they can be bought over the internet.

Still, at that price, there is probably an even chance the user will be shocked instead of the victim.
Readily available on the internet. Just found the same model for £8.80. I wouldn't have looked for it, had the piece not said they can be bought over the internet. Still, at that price, there is probably an even chance the user will be shocked instead of the victim. Costa Baz

2:06pm Thu 9 Jan 14

sarfhamton says...

House Sparrow wrote:
sarfhamton wrote:
I know its not appropriate but how cool is that phone!?
Oh yes really cool - you are out for the evening and someone decides they don't like the way you look at them and suddenly you end up on the floor having been hit with a massive electric shock and you just thought they were going to make a phone call.
I mean in a James Bond sort of way
[quote][p][bold]House Sparrow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sarfhamton[/bold] wrote: I know its not appropriate but how cool is that phone!?[/p][/quote]Oh yes really cool - you are out for the evening and someone decides they don't like the way you look at them and suddenly you end up on the floor having been hit with a massive electric shock and you just thought they were going to make a phone call.[/p][/quote]I mean in a James Bond sort of way sarfhamton

3:06pm Thu 9 Jan 14

st1halo says...

Dai Rear wrote:
If a dreggy breaks in on your home you're apparently not allowed to total it with a shotgun as the case of Tony Martin illustrates, so why not make this non-lethal weapon legal for being kept in the home for that purpose? If I was a vulnerable person ,and age may make me one eventually, I'd be very grateful for a little friend like this.
I'd be grateful to have one for when the politicians come round knocking the door asking for my support.
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: If a dreggy breaks in on your home you're apparently not allowed to total it with a shotgun as the case of Tony Martin illustrates, so why not make this non-lethal weapon legal for being kept in the home for that purpose? If I was a vulnerable person ,and age may make me one eventually, I'd be very grateful for a little friend like this.[/p][/quote]I'd be grateful to have one for when the politicians come round knocking the door asking for my support. st1halo

3:48pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Bob Barnes says...

I can buy this type of mobile in thailand for around 10 pounds my wife has one in her handbag allways fully charged for maximum result i think due to the problems in my ex town, soton following rapes the city should issue these items free of charge to stop the bstds.
Allways follow your comments, some stupid many good
I can buy this type of mobile in thailand for around 10 pounds my wife has one in her handbag allways fully charged for maximum result i think due to the problems in my ex town, soton following rapes the city should issue these items free of charge to stop the bstds. Allways follow your comments, some stupid many good Bob Barnes

3:54pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Brizzler says...

"Police fear criminals are arming themselves with the weapons which are marketed as personal protection devices."

And then the Echo go and name the device, where to get it & how much it costs. You might as well have posted the URL.
"Police fear criminals are arming themselves with the weapons which are marketed as personal protection devices." And then the Echo go and name the device, where to get it & how much it costs. You might as well have posted the URL. Brizzler

4:07pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Bob Barnes says...

Brizzler wrote:
"Police fear criminals are arming themselves with the weapons which are marketed as personal protection devices."

And then the Echo go and name the device, where to get it & how much it costs. You might as well have posted the URL.
So what everybody needs some sort of protection when they are in a situation ?
[quote][p][bold]Brizzler[/bold] wrote: "Police fear criminals are arming themselves with the weapons which are marketed as personal protection devices." And then the Echo go and name the device, where to get it & how much it costs. You might as well have posted the URL.[/p][/quote]So what everybody needs some sort of protection when they are in a situation ? Bob Barnes

4:29pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Bob Barnes says...

How is the weather back home, here in Thailand today it is around 39 dgrs have a good day? & post some practical comments for me
How is the weather back home, here in Thailand today it is around 39 dgrs have a good day? & post some practical comments for me Bob Barnes

4:46pm Thu 9 Jan 14

derek james says...

50000 volts is about the average car's ht ignition system, would'nt expect echo journos to know that!
50000 volts is about the average car's ht ignition system, would'nt expect echo journos to know that! derek james

5:23pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Baybrit says...

Nice of the Echo to identify the exact model so that the slimeball cretins will know just what to look for on the net.
Nice of the Echo to identify the exact model so that the slimeball cretins will know just what to look for on the net. Baybrit

5:24pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Zexagon says...

Bob Barnes wrote:
How is the weather back home, here in Thailand today it is around 39 dgrs have a good day? & post some practical comments for me
Weathers a bit wet here but the women haven't got willys
[quote][p][bold]Bob Barnes[/bold] wrote: How is the weather back home, here in Thailand today it is around 39 dgrs have a good day? & post some practical comments for me[/p][/quote]Weathers a bit wet here but the women haven't got willys Zexagon

8:17pm Thu 9 Jan 14

dolomiteman says...

Is no one going to mention that there is no such place as 'six dials roundabout'?
Is no one going to mention that there is no such place as 'six dials roundabout'? dolomiteman

4:31am Fri 10 Jan 14

saintinpattaya says...

Zexagon wrote:
Bob Barnes wrote:
How is the weather back home, here in Thailand today it is around 39 dgrs have a good day? & post some practical comments for me
Weathers a bit wet here but the women haven't got willys
Weather and beautiful women with d**ks. Jealous? LOL
My stun gun the same as Bob is always charged and ready to defend me and my wife. The police are not always there as we know. You should all have a right to defend yourself same as the police do.
[quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Barnes[/bold] wrote: How is the weather back home, here in Thailand today it is around 39 dgrs have a good day? & post some practical comments for me[/p][/quote]Weathers a bit wet here but the women haven't got willys[/p][/quote]Weather and beautiful women with d**ks. Jealous? LOL My stun gun the same as Bob is always charged and ready to defend me and my wife. The police are not always there as we know. You should all have a right to defend yourself same as the police do. saintinpattaya

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