A man has been given a suspended jail sentence after he was found with wraps of crack cocaine in his car.

Leeds Crown Court heard yesterday that police officers signalled to Ackeem Campbell to stop his vehicle when he was seen driving it in the Crosland Moor area of Huddersfield on July 15 last year.

Recorder Ray Singh told him: “After initial prevarication you did stop but then ran away out of the passenger door of the car.”

The car was searched and 24 wraps of crack cocaine in £10 deals were found in a bag on the passenger seat along with two bags containing £15 deals.

Recorder Singh said Campbell then returned to the vehicle and “put yourself in the hands of the police.”

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He said at that time Campbell put forward a “fanciful” account that he had found the drugs and was driving to a park where he would look at what he had found.

But he now accepted acting as a courier driving the drugs from one place to another for his dealer in return for writing off part of his drugs debt to the man.

Recorder Singh said he Campbell was now addressing his use of crack cocaine and the pre-sentence report on him was positive which meant the jail term need not be immediate.

Campbell, 21 of Warrenfield Court, Sheepridge, admitted possessing the class A drug with intent to supply and was sentenced to 18 months in prison suspended for two years with a six month drug rehabilitation requirement and 20 days activity.