A drug dealer who was caught with class A drugs by police in Leatherhead has been jailed.

Courtney Morgan, 24, from Tulse Hill in Lambeth, was sentenced to five years in prison for the drugs offences following a hearing at Guildford Crown Court on February 14.

He was stopped by police in Headley Road last September before a search found class A drugs, cash and a phone.

While he was released under investigation he was arrested again after being stopped by officers two months later in London Road, Dorking.

Police suspected him of being part of a county line dealing class A drugs in Surrey, and a search of his car found cash, mobile phones and lubricant.

Morgan was remanded into custody where it was later thought he could have been concealing drugs internally.

Those suspicions turned out to be true as £600 worth of crack cocaine and heroin was found in a specialist drug toilet following police supervision.

The 24-year-old was later charged with possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin for the September offence, as well as possession with intent to supply heroin for the November crime.

PC Elliott Hartley, the investigating officer, said: “This was a good result for us. The sentence was handed out after a lengthy investigation into Morgan’s actions and reflects the severity of the offending.

“We are doing everything we can to disrupt the supply of drugs on our streets. However, we need the public’s help so if you suspect anything please let us know.”

It comes as Surrey Police continue to crack down on criminals travelling from outside the county under Operation Viking, which has been in effect since 2016.

The aim is to disrupt cross county border drug dealing and associated violence in east Surrey.

If you are concerned about drug use or drug dealing in your area, contact us on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency, always dial 999.