A man from Great Yarmouth has been put behind bars for dealing heroin and crack cocaine after being caught on CCTV.

Police officers suspected Jamie King, 38, of Apsley Road, was involved in drug dealing after being spotted on CCTV in the coastal town on Wednesday, November 9.

The following week, plain-clothed officers spotted a man matching King's description walking in the local area and later that day he was arrested at his home.

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Great Yarmouth Mercury: Jamie King was sentenced at Norwich Crown Court last weekJamie King was sentenced at Norwich Crown Court last week (Image: Jamie Honeywood)

A search found him to be in possession of a quantity of class A drugs and he was then arrested before being taken to Great Yarmouth police station for questioning.

He was subsequently released on bail with conditions to report to the police on a regular basis.

King failed to keep to his bail conditions prompting officers to visit his home and arrest him on March 27.

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During the arrest, they found further quantities of class A drugs and he was charged with four counts of possessing class A drugs (heroin and crack cocaine) with intent to supply.

He was sentenced to three years in prison at Norwich Crown Court on Wednesday, April 26.

King pleaded guilty to three counts of possessing a Class A drug with intent to supply, namely heroin and crack cocaine and being concerned in the supply of a class A drug.

After the sentencing hearing Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant, Samuel Scott said: “Drug dealing has a hugely detrimental impact on our local communities and can have devastating effects on people’s lives. 

“We will continue to work to disrupt those who choose to sell drugs in our county and hope that this sentence allows for those living in Norfolk to feel safer.”