A man caught dealing class A drugs three times in two years has been jailed.

Jake Tyler, 30, had been on police bail in relation to previous drug dealing offences when armed officers raided his North Walsham home and found a "substantial quantity" of crystal meth, a powerful stimulant, found in Kilner jars.

Norwich Crown Court heard the offence in March 2022 followed an incident in September 2020 when Tyler was found with 186g of cocaine following a search of a property he was then in at Southrepps in north Norfolk.

Eastern Daily Press: Norwich Crown CourtNorwich Crown Court (Image: Peter Walsh, Newsquest)Danielle O'Donovan, prosecuting, said both incidents were followed by another offence, in October 2022, when, while Tyler was on bail, he was stopped in a car in Thetford, with 60g of cocaine in a car.

Tyler, of Yarmouth Road, North Walsham, appeared at court on Monday (October 16) after admitting possession with intent to supply class A drugs, namely methamphetamine, on March 24, 2022, and September 30, 2020 as well as being concerned in the supply of cocaine in October 2022.

Eastern Daily Press: Jake TylerJake Tyler (Image: Norfolk Police)He also admitted being concerned in the supply of ketamine, on March 24, 2022, producing cannabis on April 19, 2020, possessing a prohibited weapon, a paralysing spray, on February 13 2021 and obstructing a constable on March 24, 2022.

In addition, Tyler admitted possession of an offensive weapon, a knuckle duster, on September 30, 2019, as well as possession of ketamine, tramadol and cannabis on the same date.

Jailing Tyler for a total of four years Judge Alice Robinson said he was being sentenced for a "very large number of offences" the most serious of which had been "this continued dealing of class A drugs".

Eastern Daily Press: Judge Alice RobinsonJudge Alice Robinson (Image: Newsquest)Charles Myatt, mitigating, said it was a "sad tale" and  a "classic case" of what can happen to those who dabble in drugs.

He said Tyler was "involved in drugs with others to pay his debts".

Mr Myatt said: "It seems as if the hold others had on him, once he had become involved in class A drugs, knew no bounds."