A DRUG dealer has been arrested after police found cocaine, heroin and a large combat knife in his car.

Paul Blundell, aged 30 from Halewood in Liverpool, has been sentenced to three years in prison after admitting two offences of possessing a class A drug with intent to supply and possessing a knife in a public place.

Blundell was stopped by police officers in Lyme Regis at around 12.35pm on Thursday, February 14.

He had been driving a Volkswagen Golf in Broad Street.

Officers found the vehicle to be bearing false plates, so a search was carried out.

A large combat knife was found in the vehicle as well as a package containing suspected class A drugs weighing 29 grams. Analysis found it contained cocaine and heroin.

An examination of the defendant’s mobile phone also revealed a number of messages that appeared to relate to the supply of drugs.

Detective Sergeant Rhys Griffiths, of Weymouth CID, said: “We are continuously working to disrupt the supply of class A drugs in our communities. I am pleased that through the proactive work of officers we were able to identify someone involved in the supply chain and bring him before the court.

“We are indebted to members of the public for information to help in these efforts and I would urge anyone with details about suspected drug dealing or drug related activity in their area to contact us at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101.”