A drug dealer found with array of drugs and thousands of pounds in cash stockpiled in his house has been jailed for more than three years.

David Lee Brady, aged 36, stashed cocaine, ecstasy, methylone and cannabis in his home in Gardeners Road, Broad Green.

Police officers uncovered the haul during a raid in July following a tip-offs from neighbours. They also seized £8,000 in cash and arrested Brady.

He was charged in October with two counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and two counts of possesion with intent to supply class B drugs.

Brady pleaded guilty to all four counts on January 3 and was sentenced to three years and four months in prison.

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Some of the drugs and money found in Brady's house

Sergeant Steve Ribano, from the Broad Green Safer Neighbourhoods Team, which raided Brady's house, said: "This sends at strong message that drug dealing in Broad Green and Croydon will not be tolerated and will lead to a long stay in prison if you are caught.

"This conviction came about after local people told us of their concerns that drugs were being used at the address, so if you have similar concerns, then please do get in touch, as we can and will take positive action."

Trainee Detective Constable Lorna Sillett from Croydon police said: "Thanks to the excellent work and evidence gathered by the Broad Green SNT, a drug dealer has now been put behind bars.

"Although Brady provided no comment during our interviews with him, once the substances were confirmed to be the drugs we suspected they were, he had little choice by to plead guilty at the first opportunity."

Anyone with information about the presence of drugs in their local area can contact their local Safer Neighbourhoods team by calling 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.