A PROLIFIC drug dealer caught by police with £8,000 in cash along with a stash of cocaine and heroin has been jailed for four years.

Jordan Edwards, 30, was a key supplier to gangs across east London, including on the Beaumont Estate in Leyton and in Hackney.

Police seized the money and drugs haul during a raid on his home in Beechwood Drive, which is in the Waltham Forest part of Woodford Green.

Waltham Forest Police Detective Inspector Peter Doherty said: "This example illustrates how the Met is totally committed to tackling gangs and the unwanted misery that they bring to our communities through violence, organised criminality and anti social behaviour.

"Rest assured that if you are involved in this activity we will identify you, we will vigorously pursue you and we will steadfastly prosecute you and seize your criminal assets.

"Our communities support our action in tackling gangs and we will continue to act quickly on the intelligence they provide us making Waltham Forest a safe place to live.

"If you need help to leave a gang lifestyle we will assist you with the many diversionary and exit programs that we offer within this Borough.

"If you have Information on gang related activity do not hesitate to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. "

Edwards was sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Tuesday (November 27) for possession of class B drugs (cannabis), two counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs (cocaine and heroin), and possession of criminal property (£8,000 cash).