A DRUG dealer from Harrow has been jailed for three and a half years for peddling cannabis and cocaine.
When officers knocked on the front door of Kenton Lane home of Ashley Foster in July last year, he frantically threw wraps of the class A drug out of an upstairs window - only to discover they had landed at the feet of a waiting PCSO.
Members of Belmont Safer Neighbourhood Team searched the 21-year-old and found in red handed with a bag of cannabis and a large amount of cash in his trouser pocket.
Officers brought a drugs dog into the property and the animal sniffed out a pair of shorts that contained another large wad of money. Nine wraps of white powder were found in a kitchen draw.
The loft of the property revealed yet more money and what officers described as "a large amount of cannabis".
Foster was jailed on Wednesday for possession with intent to supply cocaine and cannabis.
Sergeant Graham Couling, of Belmont SNT, who led the arrest, said: "We are very pleased with this result. It shows the importance of having dedicated officers gathering intelligence within the local community to tackle local issues.
"Mr Foster had come to our notice previously but continued in his dealing activities regardless. He claimed he was socially supplying,'just sorting out a few friends' and not a proper drug dealer.
"The amounts of drugs in his possession suggest he must be a very generous individual if this is the case. This sentence sends a stark warning that drug dealing will not be tolerated in Harrow."