A prolific class A drug dealer has been sentenced to seven years behind bars.

Sean Mitchell, 30, was found guilty at Guildford Crown Court on Friday, September 3, following a four-day trial.

Mitchell, of Westbourne Park Road in Kensington, London, was arrested at around 5pm on Thursday, January 28 in Upper High Street carpark, Epsom, after officers on patrol proactively stopped a vehicle that was acting suspiciously.

Mitchell was a passenger in the vehicle and was seen by officers attempting to conceal a plastic wrap bag under his seat, before trying to escape the vehicle.

After testing, the plastic wrap was determined to contain crack cocaine and heroin.

Two phones were also seized which contained messages organising the sale of drugs.

Mitchell was arrested and charged with being concerned in the supply of class A drugs (crack cocaine and heroin).

At his trial at Guildford Crown Court, Mitchell was found guilty and sentenced to 7 years imprisonment.

PC Elliott Hartley, who investigated the case, said: "The impact of drugs on our communities can be devastating, and this is a great sentence that will keep one more drug dealer off of the streets of Surrey.

"We will continue to proactively investigate drug dealing in Surrey and will not tolerate this harmful activity.”

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

What are the signs of potential drug dealing? Surrey Police advice:

Lots of visitors, who don’t stay very long, arriving at all times of the day and night

People waiting in cars outside particular properties exchanging small packets or cash

Lots of visitors bringing items such as T.V's or bikes but leaving empty handed

Lone/vulnerable neighbours suddenly having groups of young men living at their address

Surrey Police wants to know:

Time, date and place

Vehicle registrations and the make, model and colour

Descriptions of people and details of what they were doing