A drug dealer has been jailed after trying to outrun proactive officers.
Kwame Giwa, 34, of Birmingham, was sentenced to three-years-and-three-months in prison at Stafford Crown Court on Monday 29 January after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of class A (cocaine), possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of class A (heroin) and being concerned in the supply of cocaine.
Police stopped an Audi Q2 on Laurel Grove, Stafford, on Monday 9 October, last year. Giwa, a passenger in the vehicle, got out and ran off, throwing a white iPhone onto the floor. Officers later retrieved this as evidence.
Giwa jumped over garden fences to avoid being caught but was detained and arrested. Officers later stopped the Audi in Longton and found a tub containing 70 wraps of crack cocaine, two wraps of heroin, and £888 in cash.
Detective Constable Richard Williams, who dealt with the case, said: “This is another great result and another drug dealer taken off the streets of Staffordshire. We will continue to proactively investigate and prosecute all those intent on causing harm to our communities by supplying drugs.”
The sentencing follows our ongoing commitment to proactively target serious and organised crime across Staffordshire.
We launched Operation Target in May last year and have been working with local police forces to disrupt and pursue criminals who plan, organise and commit serious criminal offences across the county, including drug supply, illegal firearms, knife crime, human trafficking and sexual exploitation.