A DRUG dealer who jumped out of a first-floor window in a bid to avoid being arrested has been jailed.

Ade Junior Adekoya was handed four years behind bars on Wednesday, April 28, after admitting possession of heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply.

Liverpool Crown Court heard that police patrolling on Longshaw Street in Bewsey spotted the 35-year-old ‘acting suspiciously’ inside a Volkswagen Golf GTI which was parked up on Crosby Avenue in June last year.

They followed the car before it began to drive away at high speed, with the vehicle later found abandoned and locked in a nearby car park.

Officers then heard a loud bang, and discovered that Adekoya had jumped out of a first-floor window in a neighbouring block of flats and landed on a canopy that covered the communal entrance.

In doing so, he left two mobile phones on this roof and was seen to discard small plastic wraps of the class A drugs into a grid as he was detained.

The defendant was found to be in possession of £375 in cash when he was searched, while analysis of the phones found evidence of drug dealing.

Adeyoka, from Bolton, also admitted possession of criminal property.

Police constable Adam Gorman said: “I welcome the lengthy sentencing handed down by the courts to Adekoya.

“I hope that this acts as a deterrent to those who believe that they can come into Warrington and deal drugs.

“Drugs bring misery to communities and I know that we will continue to do all we can to remove illegal substances from our streets.”

Detective sergeant Thomas Hall added: “This is a great result, and I would like to praise the officers that worked so tirelessly in this case to bring Adekoya to justice.

“Adekoya attempted to discard key evidence of his involvement in drug dealing before being detained by officers on the scene.

“The Warrington beat initiative team will not stop in our efforts to make the town a hostile environment for criminals who think that they can get away with bringing drugs into the county.”