A drug dealer has been jailed after he was caught ‘red-handed’. 

Rashran Francis, 28, of Hithercroft Road, High Wycombe, was imprisoned following a police investigation.

He pleaded guilty to one count of each being concerned in the supply of cocaine and being concerned in the supply of heroin at a previous hearing on August 7.

He was sentenced to three years and eight months’ imprisonment and forfeiture and destruction of the cocaine, heroin, phones and drug paraphernalia at a hearing at Aylesbury Crown Court on Tuesday, November 14.

He was also ordered to forfeit a quantity of cash and pay a victim surcharge.

Francis was caught on Saturday, August 5 after officers saw him carry out a drug deal and detained him under S23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act.

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A search revealed cash and drug related paraphernalia in his possession.

Later officers also found cocaine, bicarbonate soda, cling film and sim cards during a search of Francis’s home address.

He was arrested on August 5 and charged the following day.

Following his guilty plea, Francis was remanded and recalled to prison for the remainder of a previous sentence which was for possession with intent to supply a controlled class A drug.

Investigating officer PC Matt Pepper of the Stronghold Team based at High Wycombe police station said: ““Francis was caught with drugs in his possession and it was clear he was looking to profit from the sale of class A.

“We will continue to take strong action on drugs, investigating those who deal drugs and bringing them before the courts to face justice.

“Members of the public can play their part in helping us to remove drug dealers from our communities by reporting information to us, so we can use it to build intelligence and take action.

“Drugs cause untold harm in our communities, and following a robust investigation, Francis has been brought to justice.

“Anyone with information can contact us by calling 101 or by making a report online.

“If you do not wish to speak to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and they will take your information 100% anonymously.”