A DRUG dealer who led officers on a pursuit through the streets around Stourbridge last year has been jailed. 

Evan Sutton from Cradley Heath was sentenced to nearly four years in prison at Wolverhampton Crown Court last Friday (May 31).  

The 25-year-old was in a stolen vehicle on cloned plates when officers spotted him on Lye High Street in July last year.

Sutton, who was banned from driving, drove off and officers pursued him before he abandoned the stolen car on a driveway.

He then fled on foot and attempted to evade capture by running into a nearby garden where he hid in a family’s playhouse, but he was quickly found by a police dog handler.

While trying to flee he was bitten by a police dog but managed to get away. However, he was caught minutes later in another garden.

Following a search of the vehicle and the playhouse, officers found cocaine and cannabis worth up to £13,000, a machete and a zombie knife.

Sutton also had a knife and stun gun designed to look like a torch.

Police also recovered two mobile phones and the original number plates of the vehicle. 

Sutton pleaded guilty in September last year to possession with intent to supply class A and class B drugs, two counts of possession of a knife blade in a public place, possession of a weapon for the discharge of an electrical charge, dangerous driving and driving while disqualified.  

He was given 45 months for possessing class A drugs with intent to supply, nine months for possession and intent to supply cannabis, three months for possessing two blades, and nine months for possessing a prohibited weapon.

He also received nine months for driving while banned.

All sentences are set to run concurrently.

Sutton was further banned from driving for two years and three months.