A DRUG dealer caught with more than £3,000 worth of heroin and crack cocaine in Cheshire has been jailed.

Mohammed Harun Miah pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply the illegal drugs at Chester Crown Court on Thursday, April 29..

The 26-year-old, of Samuel Street, Crewe, also admitted possession of criminal property in relation to a substantial quantity of cash he had on him when he was stopped and searched by officers at around 3pm on Tuesday 30 March.

Miah was sat on a stationary black electric motocross bike at the junction of Flag Lane and Wistaston Road in Crewe at the time.

Officers stopped and searched him as a man on such a bike who matched his description had made off from a traffic officer in the town earlier that day.

Miah had in his possession a quantity of class A drugs heroin and crack cocaine with an estimated street value of £3,380.

He was also carrying £750 in cash and two mobile phones.

Miah was arrested and officers found a further £515 in cash and two more phones after searching his home.

The property also contained drug paraphernalia.

When interviewed in custody, Miah admitted he was addicted to crack cocaine and that he was on his way to deliver drugs when he was stopped and searched.

Miah claimed that he was doing so to help pay off a drugs debt.

He was subsequently charged and pleaded guilty to the offences.

Miah was sentenced on the same day. He was jailed for three years and ordered to pay a £190 victim surcharge.

Detective Constable Laura Hall, who led the investigation at Crewe Local Policing Unit (LPU), said: “We caught Mohammed Harun Miah red-handed on his way to delivering class A drugs on an electric motocross bike.

“This case emphasises the importance of the police’s power to stop and search people and vehicles they suspect to be involved in crime.

“It is essential to the vital role that frontline officers play in the detection and prevention of serious and organised crime.

“As a result of our ability to stop and search Miah as he was waiting at traffic lights, a class A drug dealer and a substantial quantity of heroin and crack cocaine have been removed from our streets."

You can report suspected drug dealing to Cheshire Constabulary directly by calling 101 or giving the details online via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report.

Alternatively, information can also be given anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.