An electrician caught with a stash of £41,000 worth of drugs has been jailed for three years and six months.

Liam Anthony Hicks, 28, of Woodcote Avenue, pleaded guilty to possessing the Class A and B drugs with intent to supply.

Police broke into a property in Woodcote Avenue, Mill Hill last September where they discovered cocaine, MDMA and cannabis along with more than £1,100 in cash.

Laboratory analysis of the drugs identified the cocaine as being between 85 and 90 per cent pure.

Detective Constable Glenn Smith said: “Good policing and intelligence identified a major player in the drugs trade, who is now serving a substantial prison sentence. The sentence served will serve as a warning to those criminals that get involved with drugs.”

A financial investigation into Hicks's criminal benefit is underway and will be subject to a confiscation hearing on Monday April 28.