A 22-year-old man faces a three-year jail sentence for drug offences in High Wycombe.

Police officers found drugs and cash in the hotel room of Sonachi Obasi, of Invicta Grove, Northolt, London after he attempted to flee from police.

He fled into the town centre when he was approached for a spot check by a marked police vehicle at around 11.40am on January 22, earlier this year.

He ran away on foot down the hill of Priory Road but he was detained in a business premises nearby.

Bucks Free Press: He fled down Priory RoadHe fled down Priory Road

Officers located a large amount of crack cocaine and heroin along the route he ran as well as a quantity of cash on him after chasing him down.

The spot check came after an officer observed two known drug users at the top of the alleyway that separates Castle Street and Priory Avenue.

The officer then witnessed Obasi walk from the direction of Priory Road onto Priory Avenue where he then entered the same alleyway before reappearing with the drug users, one of which thanked him.

Obasi was arrested initially for being concerned in the supply of class A drugs.

Bucks Free Press: Sonachi Obasi, aged 22, of Invicta Grove, Northolt, London,Sonachi Obasi, aged 22, of Invicta Grove, Northolt, London,

While being transported to custody, officers conducted enquiries at nearby hotels and identified the one where Obasi had been staying.

Staff gave consent for police to enter Obasi room, where further class A drugs were located, along with scales with residue, a blade for preparing wraps, cling-film and a large quantity of cash in bundles.

Officers also found a white iPhone in the room along with medication with Obasi’s name printed on it.

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He was charged on January 23 and has since pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of class A, namely crack cocaine and heroin, and one count of possession of criminal property.

He was then sentenced to three years in prison at Aylesbury Crown Court yesterday (June 22).

PC Hannah Ransome, of the High Wycombe Stronghold team, said: “The Stronghold team will continue to proactively and robustly target and prosecute offenders linked to drug-dealing.

“Our activity will be both visible and covert aimed at disrupting and pursuing offenders involved in the supply of illegal drugs.

“County lines drug dealers target the most vulnerable in our society and we remain absolutely resolute in our determination to remove them, and their drugs, from our communities and protect victims.

“The information from the public around the drug supply offences plays an important role in developing intelligence into a proactive investigation.

“If you have any information, I would encourage you to report it to us by calling 101 or on our website.

“Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.”