A MAN from Northfield has been jailed for seven and half years following a string of drug offences.

Shaun Jones was sentenced at Warwick Crown Court on Thursday, October 7 to 90 months imprisonment for possession with intent to supply class A drugs, production of cannabis and being concerned in the supply of cannabis.

The 36-year-old was arrested earlier this year after he was spotted driving an Audi on false registration plates in Shrewsbury.

He initially made off from West Mercia Police officers and was stopped after a police pursuit.

A search was carried out which saw police seize class A drugs, phones and cash.

A search of his home address in Clee Road, Birmingham later revealed that he was also producing cannabis, and his phones contained evidence of the supply of crack cocaine, heroin and cannabis.

Detective Sergeant Steve Miller, of West Mercia Police said: “I welcome the sentence handed down, as it demonstrates that we will not tolerate any form of drug dealing and those caught should expect a severe prison sentence

“Tackling drugs is a force priority and we will continue to pursue those involved and to work closely with our communities who share vital intelligence with us so that we can help protect people from harm.

“I urge anyone who is concerned that drug dealing is happening in their street or town to please contact us, or alternatively Crimestoppers – an independent charity – and we will investigate.”