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21 May 2015, 18:20
A Wolverhampton drug dealer has been jailed after police found heroin and crack cocaine worth £2,000 in his car.
West Midlands Police say they were patrolling Evans Street when they came across Curtis Knowles, 24, of Leicester Street, Whitmore Reans, in a blue Ford Focus on 10 October 2014.
They stopped the car following information that it might be involved in the supply of drugs.
A substantial quantity of heroin and crack-cocaine with an estimated street value of around £2,000 were found on him and in the vehicle.
Knowles was arrested and subsequently charged with possession with intent to supply Class A drugs. He admitted the offence and was jailed to two-and-a-half years in prison at Wolverhampton Crown Court on 19 May.
Detective Constable Andrew Higgins said: "We are committed to tackling drug dealing in Whitmore Reans and its related criminality.
"Local residents have been vocal in their rejection of drugs in their area and towards the end of last year, we carried out a policing operation which saw a number of dealers being arrested and convicted.
"We hope the recent jailing of Knowles sends a further message to other dealers that we will not tolerate drug dealing in our towns and cities and if we think you’re involved, then we will come after you."