AS part of an ongoing operation to crack down on drug dealing in Redditch a man has been sentenced to prison.

Kade Scrivens, 26, formerly of Booth Street in Birmingham, appeared at Warwick Crown Court last Friday.

On September 20 2017, Scrivens was stopped by police in his BMW 1 series on the A38 in Bromsgrove, following concerns of drugs supply in both Redditch and Bromsgrove.

He was found with 6.57 grams of crack cocaine and 3.71 grams of heroin concealed on his person, and was arrested for possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

While released under investigation, Scrivens was arrested by West Midlands Police for death by dangerous driving in connection with a fatal collision in Darlaston on November 22 2017.

He is currently serving a seven and a half year prison sentence for this offence.

At Friday's court appearance, Scrivens pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to supply heroin and one count of possession with intent to supply crack cocaine.

He was sentenced to two years in prison, to be added to his current sentence.

Following the sentencing, investigating officer PC Thomas Fletcher from West Mercia Police, said: "The misery drugs bring are well known, not just to those who take them but those around them and the local community.

"I hope this sentence shows that we won't tolerate drug dealing in our communities and will proactively target those we believe to be involved, utilising the powers we have to make sure their activity is disrupted."

The investigation is part of West Mercia Police's commitment to tackling serious and organised crime as part of the force's Protect campaign.