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Drug dealer who threw items from car during Nottingham pursuit faces jail

A drug dealer has been jailed after he sped away from police and threw items from his car in a failed bid to evade arrest.

Jordan Grant, aged 29, was spotted in Westmoore Close, Mapperley, by cops on patrol who recognised him.

When officers began a pursuit, Grant was seen throwing items from his car as he drove dangerously along residential streets. Mobile phones and a bag of coins were later recovered from the roadside.

Officers caught up with Grant after a foot chase when he abandoned his car by jumping out while the vehicle was still moving.

A bundle of heroin and cocaine was found in the glove box of the Ford Fusion car.

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And during a later search of a property in Westmoore Close, officers discovered large quantities of heroin, cocaine and cannabis in his living room and kitchen, along with weighing scales and almost £6,000 in cash.

Grant, of Florence Avenue, Long Eaton, was jailed for a total of three-and-a-half at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday (15 November 2022) after being convicted of possession of Class A and Class B drugs with intent to supply, possession of Class A and Class B drugs, acquiring criminal property and breaching a suspended prison sentence.

He was also convicted of dangerous driving and banned from getting behind the wheel for a year.

Police Constable Ken Tinley, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Grant knew he was in serious trouble when officers on patrol spotted him and he drove dangerously at excessive speeds – putting other road users and police officers at serious risk – as he tried to escape.

“His selfish actions were not unexpected given he was making a living dealing drugs.

“The use of drugs continues to cause huge damage to the lives of vulnerable people in our communities and as a force we continue to work hard every day to catch drug dealers and put them behind bars.

“I am pleased Grant has been locked up for his criminal activity and the desperate lengths he went to in a bid to escape arrest.”

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