A DRUG dealer caught with thousands of pounds worth of illicit substances at Creamfields has been jailed.

Joel Beales-Hobson, from Doncaster, was found carrying drugs worth more than £2,700 at the Daresbury dance music festival during the August bank holiday weekend last year.

On Friday, March 9, he was jailed for 30 months at Chester Crown Court after admitting possession of ecstasy with intent to supply.

The 24-year-old also admitted two counts of possession of class C drugs with intent to supply and possession of ketamine.

Recorder SJ Beresford ordered the forfeiture of £370 cash found in Beales-Hobson’s possession as well as the destruction of the seized drugs.

Beales-Hobson is the 17th person to be jailed for drug dealing offences at Creamfields 2017.