Adnan Munawar, 29, of Elm Street, Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent, was caught by police for possessing heroin, now he has been jailed for 2 years 10 months.
He was driving his car with a box of heroin between Redditch and Birmingham, when he was stopped by police.
Officers from Central Motorway Policing Group (CMPG) were patrolling south of Birmingham on 26 October 2018 when they stopped a silver VW Passat.
The car was stopped on the Maypole bypass and subjected to a drugs search. A shoebox was found inside the car containing packages believed to be heroin.
A drugs expert examined the contents which were identified as 1.052kg of heroin, with a street value of between £20,000 and £26,000.
Munawar was arrested for possession of a class-A controlled drug. Officers discovered a further 471 grams of dextromethorphan, a cutting agent after Munawar’s fingerprints were found on the shoebox.
Detective Inspector Phil Bryan, of West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit, said: “Munawar was followed and stopped by our officers. He thought he could get away with moving a huge amount of heroin but he now has to reflect on that in prison. We will not tolerate drug dealing in our communities.”