A DRUG dealer carrying £2k worth of heroin and cocaine has been jailed.

George Thomson was arrested on December 5, 2019, as part of an investigation into class A drugs supply at an address in Lydgate Road.

The 23-year-old was found to be carrying around £2,000 worth of class A drugs, as well as hundreds of pounds in cash when he was stopped by police.

Appearing at Southampton Crown Court on October 16, he pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply, and one count of possession of a class B drug – relating to cannabis.

Appearing at the same court on Thursday, October 22, he was jailed for 32 months.

He was also ordered to forfeit £432.30 in cash and two mobile phones.

Inspector Allan Dineley, from the Southampton High Harm Team, said: “This is an excellent result following a great piece of work by officers from the High Harm Team, and the Criminal Investigation Department who brought this investigation to court.

“Drug supply, and the associated criminality and violence, can be devastating for our communities, and we would encourage anyone with information about drugs supply in their area to get in touch with us so we can continue to develop a strong intelligence picture.

“You can call us on 101, or make reports via our website.”