A MAN has been jailed for intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine in a Hampshire city.

Faruk Omar, 19, was caught by police with hundreds of pounds’ worth of drugs after being chased by officers through the streets of Winchester.

Omar, of Cricklewood Broadway, London, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply.

He also pleaded guilty to assault with intent to resist arrest.

Winchester Crown Court heard on November 16 last year, Omar was seen by officers near Tower Street at around 11am with a group of drug users.

He ran away from officers and attempted to dispose of the drugs by throwing the package over a wall into a residential property.

Police found drugs worth £820 on him, as well as £1,014.13 in cash.

Prosecutor Tom Wright told the court Omar been displaying “all the hallmarks of looking for a drug deal” on the day of the incident and he also had previous convictions including theft and weapons offences.

Barry McElduff, mitigating, said Omar had feared violence against him and his family by others if he did not comply.

“He was sent to this area under duress to do the bidding of others,” he said.

He added that although Omar had previously been taking cocaine and heroin on a daily basis but would be “100 percent staying off drugs in future".

Omar was sentenced to 32 months in a young offenders' institute.