A dressing gown-wearing drug dealer threw a backpack full of heroin over a fence while trying to flee from police.
Tyriec Wilson made a run for it after officers found him in the back garden of a house they were raiding.
He didn’t get more than a few steps though before he was stopped and ordered to go back inside the property.
To make matters worse for Wilson, an officer witnessed his attempt to throw a bag he was carrying onto a neighbour’s driveway.
The backpack was quickly retrieved – with two large lumps of heroin and dozens of drug deal wraps discovered inside.
A burner phone was also found in the pocket of the dressing gown Wilson was wearing at the time of the raid.
Extensive searches of the house in Corby Road, St Ann’s, then led to cash, more mobile phones and a quantity of cannabis being seized from inside.
The City South Operation Reacher team carried out the planned warrant on 8 October 2020 after receiving intelligence of potential drug activity.
Following the operation, Wilson, 22, was charged with being involved in the supply of heroin, having previously been charged with the supply of cocaine in a separate incident.
Having pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, he appeared before Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing on Wednesday (21 June).
Wilson, of HMP Nottingham, was jailed for seven years and six months.
Detective Sergeant Al Prentice, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Wilson clearly thought it was okay for him to supply Class A drugs to vulnerable people across our communities.
“This was obviously not the case – he was not above the law – and he has now been jailed for his actions.
“As a force we’re absolutely committed to stopping and catching anyone who is trying to poison our streets with dangerous drugs.
“Proactive warrants like the one used in this case are one of the key tools we have at our disposal to help expose these illicit operations.
“Anything we can do to put these offenders before the courts where they can be punished for their actions is a good thing, so we’re pleased to have been able to do that.”