Derby heroin and crack dealer throws drugs away as police chase him

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A drug dealer from Derby who threw away wraps of crack cocaine and heroin as he was being chased by police has been jailed for six years.

Officers recovered the class A illegal substances from the garden of a house in Mill Street, Belper, after they tried to stop Jordan Williams.

His trial at Derby Crown Court was told how the 25-year-old, of Railway Terrace, was in a car with a passenger in the front seat when police tried to stop him on January 23, 2017.

But he ran from them and threw a bag containing the drugs which was recovered later by an officer during a search.

Jordan Williams has been jailed for six years

Jordan Williams has been jailed for six years

And after being found guilty of two counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs, the jury that convicted Williams was told how he had previous served four years for the same offence in 2012.

Jailing him, Recorder Stephen Thomas, who oversaw the latest trial, said: “The misery and harm that class A drugs cause to ordinary people is immense. Lives are wrecked. Wrecked by people like you selling them.

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“You have been found guilty by a jury after a trial and that means I cannot give you any credit at all. It demonstrates to me that you have no remorse for what you have done.

“This is not the first time you have come before the court facing almost the same charge as you were handed a period of imprisonment in 2012 for dealing class A drugs.

“That does not seem to have taught you anything because, having been released, you were found in Belper on January 23 last year with drugs in your possession again.

“Evidence found on your phone, which was analysed on this occasion, found this was not the first time you had been out dealing drugs.

Williams discarded the drugs in Mill Street, Belper

Williams discarded the drugs in Mill Street, Belper

“These drugs were thrown away by you and anybody who deals in class A drugs is looking to receive a substantial prison sentence.”

During the pursuit Williams threw 34 wraps of crack cocaine and heroin which landed in a garden and was later recovered and analysed.

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He was arrested and charged but denied being a drug dealer and took the case to trial.

Following his conviction, Sarah Slater, prosecuting, said: “He has a previous conviction from November 9, 2012, which involved him knocking at the door of an address in Leicestershire which at the time was being searched by the police.

“On that occasion, 11 wraps of class A drugs were found and analysis of the defendant’s phone found he had been selling drugs.”

Mark Knowles, for Williams, said: “In the circumstances, there is very little I can say other than he’s still a relatively young man who has a good job and I would ask your honour to keep the sentence as short as possible.”

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