Drug dealer Rizwan Attaullah was caught with heroin and cocaine after a police chase.

The addict tried to throw police off the scene by hurling a package away after he crashed his car.

But officers recovered dozens of wraps of heroin and crack cocaine – and then intercepted a call on his mobile phone arranging a drugs deal.

Now the long-term drug user, from Heckmondwike, is behind bars after a court heard he agreed to supply drugs to pay off his own debts.

Police tried to stop Attaullah when they saw him in a hire car in the Lupset area of Wakefield on July 3, but he drove off along a couple of streets before his path was blocked by an oncoming vehicle.

Patrick Gallagher prosecuting told Leeds Crown Court yesterday Attaullah collided with a parked vehicle as he tried to squeeze through.

He was arrested after a short struggle and was seen to throw a package under the vehicle he had collided with.

When it was recovered it was found to contain 41 deals of heroin with a street value of £309.50 and 43 crack cocaine deals worth £597.

Crack cocaine seized after the car chase
Crack cocaine seized after the car chase
 

As officers were arresting Attaullah a mobile phone in the car rang and the caller asked for “one brown, one white” suggesting they meet at the usual place.

Anastasis Tassou representing Attaullah said he had begun using cannabis while still at school aged 14 or 15 and had progressed to harder drugs.

He had built up drug debts and when he owed around £2,000 it was suggested to him he could work off his debt by dealing the drugs.

“Those higher up the chain use people who have few options available to them to do their dirty work for them and Rizwan Attaullah falls within that category.”

Attaullah, 22, of Jeremy Lane, Heckmondwike, was jailed for three years after he admitted possession of the drugs with intent to supply, driving while disqualified, without due care and attention and without insurance.