Leeds drug dealers snared after police car chase

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TWO men involved in heroin and crack cocaine dealing in Leeds have been jailed for a total of six-years-and-five-months.

Leeds Crown Court heard Ian Wisdom, 22, was arrested after a police chase when a Peugeot car spotted driving on a pavement failed to stop on Ashton Road at around 1am on March 22 2014.

Prosecutor, Robert Galley said the Peugeot was later abandoned and Wisdom was spotted running away from the scene.

When police arrested Wisdom, he was caught in possession of 39 wraps of crack cocaine and 31 wraps of heroin, with a total street value of more than £2,000.

Wisdom, of Spencer Place, Chapeltown, also had more than £2,000 in cash.

Mr Galley said police later arrested Brett Smyth, 25, of Scott Hall Place, Potternewton, after both his and Wisdom’s fingerprints were found on the Peugeot and on drugs packaging. Mr Galley said Wisdom committed the drugs offences while on bail for dangerous driving. The court heard Wisdom was driving an MG ZR which failed to stop for police on Mexborough Grove in the Harehills area at around 5.30pm on Saturday December 28 2013.

Wisdom failed to give way at a junction and crashed into a Citroen Picasso. Wisdom and Smyth admitted two charges of possessing Class ‘A’ drugs with intent to supply.

Wisdom also admitted dangerous driving. Wisdom was jailed for 32 months and banned from driving for two years.

Smyth was jailed for 45 months.