When two drug dealers are caught with 5kg of cocaine worth half a MILLION while trying to drive a police car in a £100,000 BMW after a 100km/h chase
- Simon Pagett, 39, and Dean Stone, 40, were jailed after speedy police chase
- Couple were sitting in £100,000 BMW i8 when they hit a patrol car on M6 in Walsall. undertook
- Dashcam footage shows the driver driving 160 km/h as he races through traffic verkeer
- Drug-dealing duo found with £500,000 worth of cocaine when chase ended
A drug-dealing duo were caught with a backpack full of cocaine worth £500,000 after they drove past a police car in an expensive BMW on a hard shoulder of the highway at 160 km/h.
Dramatic dashcam footage shows driver Simon Pagett, 39, behind the wheel of a £100,000 BMW i8 and a patrol car on the M6 near Junction 7 near Walsall, West Midlands.
A stunned police officer is heard saying ‘Really?’ before going on a hunt for Pagett and his friend Dean Stone, who were in possession of 5kg of high purity cocaine – estimated to be worth half a million pounds.
Dashcam footage shows the expensive BMW (pictured) pretending to stop before accelerating at over 100mph on the M6
After their brief escape, in which Pagett swung dangerously in and out of traffic and drove three times the speed limit in a residential area, both he and his accomplice were stopped by police.
The couple were sentenced to more than six years behind bars in a Birmingham court.
The video, released by West Midlands Police, shows the expensive motorcycle pretending to stop on the M6 before accelerating at over 160 km/h.
Drug trafficking duo Simon Pagett, 39, (left) and Dean Stone, 40, were caught on dashcam footage trying to flee from a patrol car traveling at 100mph
The dramatic dashcam footage also shows Pagett jumping through a red light and squirming in and out of traffic on the A34 towards Walsall, at one point hitting the median strip.
He even did a lap of Toby Carvery’s parking lot in a desperate attempt to escape before going off the road in a 50mph residential area while trying to shake the officer off.
Just then, Stone, 40, jumped out of the car and ran off with a black Nike backpack in hand.
He was arrested when he tried to get into a nearby taxi, while the backpack was found in nearby bushes.
It was found to contain five 1-kg slices of high-purity cocaine worth approximately £500,000.
The backpack – which contained five 1kg slices of high-purity cocaine worth around £500,000 – was recovered in bushes
Five minutes later, Pagett stopped the car and turned himself in to the police.
He later claimed he made £300,000 raising dogs, felling trees and running a vehicle repair business.
Both men, from Walsall, admitted to possessing drugs with intent to supply Pagett and also pleaded guilty to dangerous driving.
Pagett was sentenced to seven years in prison and Stone sentenced to six years in prison in Birmingham Crown Court.
The high-speed chase ended badly for the drug dealers (above), who were both detained in Birmingham Crown Court after admitting to possession of drugs with intent to deliver
Detective Detective Mandy Dorrington, of the West Midlands Police, said: ‘Pagett and Stone clearly thought they were above the law and far too important to waste time in a traffic jam – but unfortunately for them they took one of our patrol cars with them.
“Pagett tried to shake off the sophisticated police driver, but after a few minutes realized it was a fruitless task and gave up.
“He drove a BMW i8 worth over £100,000.
In an interview, he claimed the car and his lifestyle were funded by raising dogs, felling trees and recovering vehicles, which he suggested brought him £300,000.
“We will put that claim to the test and examine his finances and any cash or assets that he cannot prove legally accumulated. We will see if we can seize it under the Proceeds of Crime Act.”