A drug dealer was found with 44 wraps of cocaine and almost £1000 in cash after police stopped him for speeding.
Billy Moores of Handforth Lane, Runcorn appeared at Chester Crown Court today via videolink to HMP Altcourse and pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A drug cocaine at his first hearing.
The 32-year-old was spotted by police at 2.12pm on April 3 driving above the speed limit.
They briefly lost sight of the vehicle but located the car parked in a parking bay on Mersey Road and saw Moores getting out of his vehicle.
The officers searched Moores and the vehicle, discovering 44 wraps of cocaine worth between £1,320 and £4,400.
He also had in his possession £900 in cash.
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Inspector Fez Khan, of Cheshire police and Runcorn Local Policing Unit, said: “This was cracking work by our officers and demonstrates their determination to rid Runcorn of those who cause misery in our communities by selling illegal drugs.
"Moores’ early guilty plea is testament to the quality of the investigation by our officers.
"I hope this goes as a warning to others that we are still out there actively patrolling the streets of Cheshire, keeping our communities safe and criminals off the streets."
He was jailed for two years and eight months.