Michael Awotunde, 29, was jailed for seven years and nine months on Monday, 25 April, 2016, after pleading guilty to:
– possession of heroin with intent to supply – seven years’ imprisonment; - possession of crack cocaine with intent to supply – 7 years’ imprisonment (to run concurrently); - possession of a bladed article – nine months’ imprisonment (to run consecutively); - driving without insurance – disqualified from driving for 3 years; - driving not in accordance with a licence – no separate penalty.
He was arrested after the car he was driving was forced to a halt by marked police cars as it travelled north on the M11 between Harlow and Bishops Stortford. Awotunde had previously failed to stop for police.
On searching him, officers found a package containing 104 wraps of crack cocaine and 37 wraps of heroin. He was also found to be in possession of a lock knife. After analysing his mobile phone, text messages were found which appeared to show people contacting him with a view to purchasing drugs from him.
During sentencing it was heard that he had been convicted of drugs offences on two previous occasions.