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A drug dealer in Warrington who attempted to discard drugs onto a roof while being chased by officers has been jailed.
Ellis Kilbride attempted to run away after a warrant was executed at a property on Farrell Street.
The 24-year-old, of no fixed address, was chased by officers on foot while he discarded bags of crack cocaine from his trousers.
He was detained a short time later near to Wharf Street and continued to throw the drugs on to the roof of a nearby building.
Kilbride lashed out at the officer by pushing him in the chest as he resisted arrest.
He was then searched and a large amount of class A drugs and £2,980 of cash were seized.
Officers arrested him on suspicion of possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and he was taken to custody. He was then charged and remanded the following day.
The warrant was executed at around 5.25pm on Friday 3 June 2022.
Kilbride appeared at Liverpool Crown Court on Thursday 7 July and pleaded guilty to assaulting an emergency worker and possession with intent to supply crack cocaine.
He was sentenced on the same day to five years and seven months imprisonment.
Detective Sergeant Tom Hall, of Warrington local policing unit’s proactive team, said: “Kilbride arrest initially came from information provided by the local community in relation to allegations of youths buying drugs from two people at Brickfield Park.
“That information then led us to the property on Farrell Street and to Kilbride’s arrest.
“He made great attempts to evade police capture while discarding the drugs he was in possession of, and assaulting an officer, however it wasn’t going to stop us.
“In cases like this we do rely on information that is provided to us by members of the public and I would encourage people to continue to contact us if they believe drug related activity is occurring in their community.”
If you have information please visit Cheshire Constabulary’s website https://www.cheshire.police.uk/tell-us.
Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.