A bungling drug dealer who ran from cops twice while throwing his drugs stash into a bush in Wolverhampton has been jailed.
Officers from West Midlands Police spotted Kalmit Josen was dealing illicit drugs in Hartley Street in September 2020.
The 53-year-old tried to run away but was caught in Clarendon Street and was warned he was under arrest.
But Josen ran off again and was chased to Tettenhall Road.
During the foot chase, cops saw Josen slam his hand down on top of a hedge and on searching the bush a large black wrap with numerous brown and white wraps inside it was found and seized.
Josen admitted to four counts of possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply. He was also charged with handling stolen goods and dangerous driving.
Kalmit Josen, of Gorsebrook Road, Wolverhampton, was sentenced on Monday (March 1) at Wolverhampton Crown Court to four years and 10 months in prison and given a five-year driving ban.
Inspector Stephanie Furber, from our Wolverhampton Neighbourhood Task Force, said: “Drugs and drug-related crime have a huge negative impact on our communities.
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“We hope this activity sends a reassuring message to local people. They reported their concerns to us and we took action and will continue to address issues that affect people’s daily lives.”
Laura Webster, from force CID, which led the investigation, added: “We take a tough stance on the illegal use of drugs, which fuel crime and exploitation and can have long-term negative effects on users.
“Through the arrest and our subsequent investigation, more dangerous drugs are now off the streets and a drug dealer has effectively been put out of business.”