A DRUG dealer has been jailed after police found more than 200 wraps of class A drugs in his bedroom.

A total of 116 wraps of heroin and 131 of crack cocaine were found by officers from Operation Raptor when they searched Dwayne Forrester’s address at The Gore in Basildon on November 7.

The 19-year-old had been spotted dealing drugs earlier in the day and was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of drugs.

A search of his bedroom uncovered the 34.12 grams of crack cocaine and 22.46 grams of heroin, believed to have an estimated street value of almost £5000, as well as £742 in cash, a set of digital scales and two mobile phones containing numerous phone numbers and text messages linked to drug dealing.

Forrester was charged with possession with intent to supply heroin, possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and possession of criminal property.

He pleaded guilty to all of the offences and was sentenced at Basildon Crown Court on December 9.

Forrester was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment at a Young Offenders’ Institution for possession with intent to supply heroin, three years’ imprisonment for possession with intent to supply crack cocaine to run concurrently and 12 months’ imprisonment for possession of criminal property also to run concurrently.

Orders were also made for the drugs seized upon his arrest to be destroyed and the money found to be seized.

Operation Raptor teams have been set up in the North, South and West Local Policing Areas (LPAs) to detect and disrupt drug dealing gangs.

Sgt Ben Woollard from the Operation Raptor team in the south said: "The search of Dwayne Forrester’s bedroom uncovered 247 individual wraps of class A drugs ready to be sold.

"His imprisonment has prevented those drugs being dealt on the streets of Essex and seen another drug dealer put behind bars for a substantial period of time.

"Much of our work is intelligence led so we would ask anyone with information about gang activity or drug dealing where the live to tell us by calling 101."

Anyone who would rather not speak to police can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. You won’t have to give your name and no one will know you called.