A drug dealer has been jailed after police found almost half a million pounds worth of cocaine in the boot of his car. 

On February 13, 2024 officers stopped a BMW Z4 being driven by David Hudson as it travelled along the M55 towards Blackpool.

Hudson admitted that there were drugs in his vehicle and during a search officers located six kilograms of high purity cocaine with a street value of almost £500,000.

Hudson was arrested and when officers searched his home address on Mythop Road in Blackpool they found a substantial cannabis growing set up.

Today (Thursday, March 28) Hudson, 47, was sentenced to four years and eight months in prison after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply cocaine and production of cannabis.

A spokesperson for the police said: "We will continue to target those who seek to profit from the production and sale of illegal drugs."

Anyone with information or concerns about drugs in their area should contact us on 101.