A SKODA-DRIVING drug dealer who attempted to swallow a pot of class As when he was arrested has been jailed.

Emmanuel Yamoah was tracked through Bournemouth by CCTV operators after a police officer on cycle patrol spotted his back car in Gervis Road at 12.45pm on Wednesday, May 8 last year.

The vehicle was followed through Christchurch Road before finally stopping in Aylesbury Road, which is just off the Crescent in Boscombe.

Police rushed to the street and spotted the Skoda, just as a suspected drug addict was about to get into the car through the passenger-side door.

When the officers ran up to the car, Yamoah, 24, started to swallow the contents of a plastic yellow pot.

The officers quickly tried to get him to stop, but he wouldn't, and Yamoah was restrained.

The officers pulled a number of wraps from his mouth.

They were later found to be 12 wraps of crack cocaine and 15 wraps of heroin.

Yamoah was arrested and later charged.

Last week, the defendant, of Gloucester Road in Tottenham, London, was sentenced to 28 months in prison by a judge at Bournemouth Crown Court after admitting possessing class A drugs with intent to supply them.

PC Stuart Grant, of Bournemouth South Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “I hope this case demonstrates to the local community that we are committed to tackling this issue and reducing drug related activity.

“We will continue to do everything we can to apprehend offenders such as Yamoah and bring them before the court.

“I would urge anyone with information about suspected drug related activity to contact us via dorset.police.uk or by calling 101.”