A drug dealer who was caught in the act by police has been jailed.

Hyzaifah Khan, aged 20, of Park Street, Luton, has been locked up for three years.

Khan was arrested in Aylesbury in February 2021 when police saw him in Milton Road meeting with two drug users.

When the officers tried to approach Khan, he ran away from them and threw two bundles of Class A drugs under some parked cars.

After a short chase, officers caught up with the offender and detained him, finding that he was carrying £455 in cash.

Following his arrest, Khan pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

He was sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court on May 30.

Investigating officer, PC Benjamin McNeill of the Aylesbury Stronghold team, said: “I am pleased that we have brought Khan to justice, and he has been sentenced to prison as a result.

“Anyone involved in organised crime within Aylesbury Vale will be targeted by the Stronghold Team, and I hope that our actions will send a stern message to others who seek to deal drugs in our communities that we will never tolerate such criminal activity.

“Thames Valley Police’s Stronghold teams will proactively and robustly pursue drug dealers, who cause such great harm to our communities, often targeting and exploiting vulnerable individuals.

“We remain committed to removing drugs and drug dealers from our communities and we will continue to seek, disrupt, and make the Thames Valley a hostile place for serious and organised criminals to commit such acts.”