A WINDOW cleaning drug dealer tried to claim £300 cash he kept in a lunchbox along with cocaine was his holiday money.

Luke Taylor, 31, had a plastic tub containing the Class A drug, an electronic scale, small self sealing plastic bags, a spoon and an old credit card inside the padded bag decorated with clouds.

But his stash along with £300 cash was found when his van was pulled over in Bognor Regis last June. When arrested he tried to claim the money was for an upcoming holiday but changed his story when interviewed and said the money was in fact for a night out at the pub. When his house in the seaside town was searched further containers of white powder, which tested positive for cocaine, were found.

At at Portsmouth Crown Court he was jailed for four years after admitting possession with intent to supply a class A drug.

Sussex Police’s Detective Constable Jon Woolley said: “Taylor was someone we had been interested in for a while, He tried to cover up his lifestyle by making up lies in his police interview.

“However, we were able to prove these to be false and this included the analysis of incriminating messages on Taylor’s phone.”