POLICE are hunting for "The Corporal", a Barnstaple man wanted for recall to prison on licence.
Drug dealer Kevin Squires, 53, of Flat 2, Ebberley Lawn, was jailed in 2008 for supplying amphetamines and heroin and was released earlier this year.
After Squires, who likes to be known as "The Corporal", was stopped and searched on Bear Street last month he was recalled to prison but has gone on the run and is currently wanted by police.
Squires, who is on bail and has had police seize cash worth £1,000 from him, was sentenced under the "three strikes" legislation, which means a minimum of seven years imprisonment.
Squires was arrested in 2008 after police saw him acting suspiciously late at night in a Barnstaple car park.
When he was searched heroin and amphetamine were found on him, together with mobile telephones on which prosecutors said there were messages showing he was involved in drug dealing.
Anyone with information about Squires or his whereabouts should contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.