A PAIR of drug dealers who ran a 'mobile drugs shop' out of a Fiat 500 have been jailed.

Daniel Carruthers, 25, of Chaucer Road, London had denied his role in dealing heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis but was convicted by a unanimous jury on August 14.

Amber Hickey, 25, of Chaucer Road, Enfield, admitted her part in the drug dealing after they were cornered by police in Didcot earlier this year.

Both were sentenced to a total of more than eight years at their sentencing at Oxford Crown Court last Friday.

The pair were rumbled after police stopped their Fiat at Loyd Road, Didcot on March 28 which was 'acting suspiciously'.

When Police Sargeant Graham Pink together with Police Constable Leanne Butler went to search the occupants Carruthers, the driver, ran off.

When they caught up with him and arrested him they discovered on his person 1.99g of heroin and 3.11g of crack cocaine.

On searching the car, which smelled strongly of cannabis the court heard during the trial police discovered a number of 'deal bags' of cannabis stashed inside a Kenco coffee tin.

They were bagged up and ready for sale in an operation which prosecutors described as a mobile 'drugs shop.'

At interview Carruthers gave a false name to police and claimed he was not the driver of the vehicle or had anything to do with the drugs.

Following the sentencing police said the jail term should be a 'cautionary tale' to anyone thinking of dealing drugs in the area.

PC Russ Massie said: "Daniel Carruthers came to Oxfordshire intent on financial profit at the expense and misery of vulnerable drug users.

"When caught, not only did he run from officers, he repeatedly lied about his involvement and was willing to allow Amber Hickey to take full responsibility.

"This should be a cautionary tale to all would-be drug dealers. Thames Valley Police will find you, prosecute you and you can expect a similarly robust prison sentence."

Carruthers was jailed for six years for two counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs, one count of possession with intent to supply class B drugs and one count of obstructing an officer.

Hickey was jailed for two years and four months' after admitting two counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and one count of possession with intent to supply class B drugs.