When Spencer's cousins Danny and Jake arrived in Walford, Danny brought a stash of drugs with him, which he had hid secretly in Pauline Fowler's home. Spencer had to retrieve it for him. He was seen by Dot Branning, who phoned the police. Spencer was caught in the act while Danny ran off and left him to take the blame. Spencer was arrested and spent New Year's Eve in prison.
Alfie sent him to live with their cousin Maxwell in Australia.