A man who hid a kilogram of cocaine under the driver’s seat of his car denied that he was a dealer.
Leon Rex claimed he was only taking drugs for someone else.
A drug expert estimates that the street stamp, which was still stamped from Colombia, costs between £ 42,870 and 14 2,142,900.
A stick was found in his Vauxel Astra glove basket.
Despite this explanation, Rex was charged with intent to supply Class A drugs and possession of a knife in a public place.
Ricks, 28, of Browning Drive, Greater Stutton, Ellismere Port, appeared in Chester Crown Court on Thursday, July 1, where he was sentenced to three years and six months in prison.
He was arrested just after 12pm on Wednesday, June 2, when officers from the Cheshire Police Roads and Crime Unit stopped a Vauxhall Astra on the Roxage Expressway in Runcorn.
After convicting Inspector Anton Sullivan of the Cheshire Police Road and Crime Unit, he said: “This is an amazing result. Now left behind bars.
“The effects of illicit drugs on our parties cannot be underestimated, and I would like to thank all the officers involved for their dedication and commitment to keeping our county safe.”
“We are committed to making Cheshire a hostile place for criminals and we use all the tools we have to help us achieve our goal.
“I hope that the result will send a strong warning to other criminals. The message is clear: if you come to Cheshire to commit a crime, you will be caught and brought to justice.”