A DRUG dealer caught with crack cocaine and heroin twice in the space of four days has been jailed.

Police chased Kingsley Best-Thomas, 18, when he ignored a request to stop as he rode his bicycle in Leytonstone last November.

Anticipating that he was riding to Cathall Road, police took a short cut and managed to catch up with him in nearby Harrow Road.

He was arrested and officers later discovered he was storing drugs inside his body.

After being released on bail, he was stopped again in Trinity Close, Leytonstone, four days later.

A second search discovered yet more drugs concealed in his body.

He was also in possession of £500 and three mobile phones.

On Wednesday February 9 Kingsley, of Norman Road in Leytonstone, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

He was sentenced to three and a half years at a young offenders institution.

The judge also ordered that the money seized from Kingsley should be confiscated and used for funding future anti-drug operations.

Kingsley was stopped on both occasions by police from the Met's Territorial Support Group (TSG) who were drafted into the borough last year to give extra support to officers following an upsurge in youth violence.

Inspector James Poulain from the TSG said: "This is an excellent example of the proactive work of officers from the TSG in disrupting local drug dealers"

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