A drug dealer was jailed after police spotted him driving suspiciously in Walton.

Ricky Dent, 42, of Cobham in Surrey was sentenced to three and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply, possession of a bladed article and possession of Class B drugs.

Surrey Police said they pulled over Mr Dent's car on March 25 after they noticed he was driving suspiciously and "trying to give them the slip."

A spokesperson for the county police force described what happened next.

"Using their mobile data terminal (officers) checked the number plate and believed the car had no insurance and an expired MOT so they pulled him over.

"Mr Dent...tried to argue he had only bought the car earlier that day but, when asked to prove it, he claimed he had forgotten his wallet.

"Police officers could smell what they believed was cannabis and detained him under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act, searching him and locating a quantity of cash, scales and a knife.

"They also suspected he was driving under the influence and a drug swipe tested positive for cocaine, leading to his arrest," the spokesperson said.

After detaining Mr Dent, a search of his clothes found him to be concealing quantities of cocaine and heroin.

He was sentenced at Guildford Crown Court on May 31.

Inspector Dallas McDermott, Borough Commander for Elmbridge, said: "I hope this sends a strong message to anyone supplying drugs that this crime will not be tolerated in our communities and you will be caught.

"I commend the officers who noticed Dent’s evasive driving and acted on their suspicions as it has ultimately led to a drug dealer being imprisoned."