The taser had been modified so that it looked like a torch.
Sandeep Singh, aged 25, of Tipton, was jailed for eight years on Thursday, January 10, 2019, at Wolverhampton Crown Court after he was found with a number of Class A and Class C drugs with intent to supply.
In addition, police also found Singh was in possession of a taser that had been disguised to look like a torch.
West Midlands Police discovered Singh with the obscure-looking weapon in November 2017.
He had been driving his BMW on Wellesley Road in Oldbury when he was stopped by police.
In a bid to escape, Singh ran away and discarded items as he fled but was quickly detained by officers. Police searched the area for items that Singh discarded and found his mobile phone, a BMW car key and a taser.
Police discovered that the taser had been modified so that it looked like a torch.
Police subsequently searched Singh’s home on Charter Road, Tipton and found heroin and crack cocaine wraps with a value of £1,330 and 35 capsules of steroids.
In addition, police found more than £6,000 in cash and a set of digital scales. It was revealed Singh had planned to sell the drugs on to potential customers.
The heroin and crack cocaine wraps were seized by West Midlands Police. In addition, they also took the steroid capsules and the taser which was recovered on Charter Road.
West Midlands Police will also look to seize the cash which was recovered from Singh’s home through a Proceeds of Crime application.
The 25-year-old was charged with possessing drugs with intent to supply at Wolverhampton Crown Court.
Singh had a previous conviction in 2017 when he pretended to be a wealthy property developer to trick women on a dating website into handing him large sums of money.
Detective Sergeant Daniel Cartwright, of West Bromwich Criminal Investigation Department (CID), said:
“This was a great piece of police work that has resulted in drugs and a dangerous weapon being taken off our streets.”
Sandeep Singh was sentenced to eight years in prison. He was also banned from driving for five years.
In a similar case, three brothers from Manchester were jailed after police officers found a stash of Class A drugs worth £38,000 at a safe house they had been using.
Police also found a holdall full of ammunition and seven guns, including an assault rifle.
All three brothers pleaded guilty to the charges they faced and were sentenced to a total of 20 years in prison.
People can report drug dealing to police through Live Chat on the West Midlands Police website between 8 am and midnight.
You can also call 101 or Crimestoppers (anonymously) on 0800 555 111.