A drug dealer who tried to flee from undercover police in Woolwich has been jailed for three years.

Nathaniel Eyewu-Ago was stopped by undercover detectives from the Greenwich gangs unit in the grounds of St Mary’s Church, Greenlaw Street on Wednesday, July 6.

The plain clothes officers were conducting an operation to tackle drug dealing in the area.

On seeing them, Eyewu-Ago, 30 of Caldy Road, Bexley,threw away 10 wraps of heroin and 14 wraps of crack cocaine, before attempting to run from police. He was arrested close-by and charged the following day.

On Thursday, August 4 he pleaded guilty at Woolwich Crown Court to possession with intent to supply 1.89 grams of crack cocaine and 1.35 grams of heroin. He was sentenced to three years behind bars.

Detective Constable Andrew Payne of the Greenwich gangs unit said: “I am very happy with the sentence imposed today. It should act as a deterrent to others. I want to make it very clear to people seeking to profit from supplying drugs that we will robustly target you, using all methods at our disposal.

“I also want to reassure the residents of Greenwich borough that we will constantly look to tackle and dismantle the drug supply network and address the anti-social activities surrounding drug misuse.

“I encourage the community to inform us of drug supply in your area.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website.

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