A POLICE chase led to the discovery of almost £1,000 worth of class A drugs, a court was told.

Andrew Adams was sentenced for two counts of possession with intent to supply of Class A drugs, both heroin and crack cocaine.

Adams, 25, of Kestrel Crescent, Blackbird Leys, Oxford, was arrested after a chase by police officers on April 18 last year.

Police officers in an unmarked car noticed a green Ford Mondeo on Rymers Lane, East Oxford, which they became interested in.

At Oxford Crown Court on Monday, prosecutor Michael Riley said: “It came to a stop close to the local school in Florence Park. The police called out and the car reversed up Rymers Lane for about 200 metres and then drove into Maidcroft Road which is a dead end and the passenger, this defendant, got out and ran into the alleyway.”

Adams was later discovered behind the John Allen Centre.

When he was arrested, a bag containing 64 plastic bags of 5.2g of heroin, at a 53 per cent purity, and 16 similar bags of 2.2g of 28 per cent pure crack cocaine, were discovered.

Thames Valley Police estimated it at a value of £800.

During interview Adams claimed he was selling the drug on the street to fund his drug habit.

Lucy Tapper, defending, said: “He has done all he can to close this chapter on his life.”

She said he had been drug free since December.

Judge Patrick Eccles passed a 15-month custodial sentence for both charges, to run concurrently.

He said: “I have been told you have been using your time in custody to get well away and rehabilitate. If you have family to support then that is something.”