TWO street dealers who were caught with hundreds of wraps of crack cocaine and heroin have been jailed for almost five years between them.

Kyle Scott, 29, of Manor Park Road, Marsh, Cleckheaton, and Jordan Ford, 21, of Grayswood Drive, Holme Wood, admitted possessing 19.6 grams of heroin and 63.2 grams of crack cocaine.

Bradford Crown Court was told that the Class A drugs were of a high purity level, particularly the cocaine, which was 93 per cent pure.

Scott, who pleaded guilty at a trial preparation hearing, was sentenced to two years and seven months in prison. Meanwhile Ford, who pleaded guilty at his first appearance before the courts, was sentenced to two years and four months in prison.

Prosecutor Duncan Ritchie told the court how the pair were spotted in a Skoda by an off-duty police officer on St John’s Close in Bradford in the early evening of April 20.

When officers arrived, Ford, who is also known as Jorden, began acting in a panicky way sitting in the passenger seat.

He ran from the car and was pursued by the off-duty officer, who tackled him to the ground, the

court heard.

“A number of packages of drugs were found around him and some cash, which he had presumably dropped. He declined to tell officers his name as he didn’t want them going round to his house.”

He added that Scott remained in the car and two mobile phones were recovered as well as a further quantity of cash. Three more mobiles were found in the car, one containing text messages related to drug dealing.

There were 585 wraps of crack cocaine and 151 wraps of heroin, with a street value of £5,720. Ford had £564.21 on him cash, and Scott had £535.

Andrew Stranex, for Scott, said: “This is out of character - he has no drugs record, albeit he has a number of dissimilar matters recorded.” He added that Scott had lost his job, got into debt and now bitterly regretted getting involved in drug dealing.

Simon Hustler, for Ford, said he made “bad choices” in an effort to pay off a drug debt and that he needed to break association with “negative peers”.

In sentencing Judge David Hatton QC found the pair played a “significant role” and were found with a “significant quantity” drugs. “You were both involved evenly and both had your eyes open,” he said.