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A man has been jailed for drug offences after a stop-and-search in Cannock where more than 30 wraps of drugs were found in his trouser leg.
Hafiz Ali, aged 20, of Kent Street, Walsall, was stopped following a foot chase, on Mill Street in Cannock on 19 May.
Officers found 24 wraps of crack cocaine and nine wraps of heroin in Ali's trouser leg.
He was arrested and charged but first denied drug offences.
However, Ali later pleaded guilty in court to one count of possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin as well as one count of possession of cannabis.
The court heard how analysis of Ali's mobile phone revealed he had been actively involved in advertising drugs for sale for some months.
A quick delivery service was advertised.
Ali was sentenced at Stafford Crown Court on Tuesday (30 November).
He will be detained at a Young Offenders Institution for 33 months.
The drugs were seized and will be destroyed.
Speaking following sentencing, Detective Sergeant Jon Bradbury, said: "Ali had tried to evade officers by making off on foot before he was detained.
"When he was searched, it was clear to officers that he was involved in the supply of drugs - given the large amount of class As and some class Bs he had managed to conceal on his person.
"I'm glad he reconsidered his plea and that the judge saw fit to detain him for his crimes.
"We will continue to disrupt the drugs supply in Staffordshire and bring offenders to justice."
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