A man has been jailed after he was found possessing knives, drugs and over £3,000 in cash.

Tereece Ellis, 23, was wanted by police in relation to a drugs possession offence in November 2020, and a separate incident where his DNA was found on a discarded knife from a stop and search in September that year.

An investigation was launched to track him down, and on December 3 officers raided an address in Willesden where cannabis, drug paraphernalia, £3,390 in cash and two large combat knives were seized.

Ellis was then arrested at the address and charged on December 4.

He appeared at Harrow Crown Court on Thursday (February 18) and was sentenced to one year and eight months’ imprisonment for possessing a knife, the intent to supply class B drugs, possessing criminal property and failing to appear at court.

The court also ordered a forfeiture of £3,100 which had been recovered from his address during his arrest.

Police Sergeant Purvak Vora, of the Violent Crime Taskforce, said: “This operation highlights our dedication to relentlessly pursue high harm offenders and bring them to justice.

“it also demonstrates that violence and drugs go hand in hand, which is why investigations into those intent on supplying drugs are so important in our continued efforts to drive down violent crime.

“If you have any information about who is dealing drugs or carrying weapons in your area I urge you to either contact us or Crimestoppers so that we can work on your information – no detail is too small.”