A DRUG dealer who was caught with more than £5,000 of illicit substances, including cocaine and crystal meth, has been jailed.

Tomasz Ziemlanowski was caught with a variety of class A and B drugs when he was pulled over by police – leading to a raid on his home in Whitecross.

And the 30-year-old was handed two years and nine months behind bars at Liverpool Crown Court on Tuesday, May 11.

The court heard that the defendant stopped by officers while driving shortly before 11.30pm on August 25 last year.

A rucksack found inside his vehicle contained quantities of cocaine, methylamphetamine, ecstasy, amphetamine and cannabis.

More coke and meth was discovered in a compartment next to the steering wheel, with £315 in cash having been stashed in the central console.

Cheshire Police then executed a search warrant at Ziemlanowski’s address on Wellfield Street, where further amounts of all five drugs were found.

Three mobile phones containing incriminating text messages and paraphernalia including two sets of scales were also seized.

In total, the Polish national was in possession of 5.03g of cocaine, 38.77g of methylamphetamine, 158 ecstasy tablets, 11.31g of amphetamine and 264g of cannabis – drugs with an estimated street value of up to £5,500.

After being arrested, the dad to two young children – who has lived in the UK ‘for some time’ but has no previous convictions either here or in his home country – claimed that he had found the marijuana in a park.

But he admitted possession of cocaine, methylamphetamine, ecstasy, amphetamine and cannabis with intent to supply during an earlier hearing.

Defence barrister Jim Smith told the court: “He has demonstrated remorse for his actions.

“Upon his release from prison, he intends to live a law-abiding life and give every bit of support and love to his young family.”

Sentencing, judge Stuart Driver said: “The aggravating feature is the variety of different drugs that you intended to supply.

“The mitigating features are your previous good character, the many references from people who speak highly of you and the fact that it is your first sentence.”

Judge Driver ordered the forfeiture of the ill-gotten money and the destruction of the drugs, and also told Ziemlanowski – who was assisted in court by an interpreter – to pay a victim surcharge.