A drug dealer who ran a county line from Folkestone has been jailed.

Officers from the County Lines and Gangs Team, supported by Folkestone’s Community Policing Team, carried out a search warrant at Bradstone Road, Folkestone on 6 October 2020 after receiving information the Zac county line was being run from the address. Data analysis showed that a handset had been used to offer the sale of class A drugs to known users in the Folkestone area.

Upon searching the property they found a 27-year-old man and the mobile phone identified as the handset used by the Zac county line. Marketing messages for class A drugs were found.

Uncut blocks of crack cocaine and heroin found

Officers also found uncut blocks of crack cocaine and heroin, with a street value of about £6,000, along with a quantity of cash.

The suspect, from Peckham, south London was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply (crack cocaine and heroin), two counts of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs (crack cocaine and heroin) and possession of criminal property (money recovered from the property).

After pleading guilty at an earlier hearing, the dealer was jailed for 30 months at Canterbury Crown Court on 26 November 2020.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Jake Griffiths from the County Lines and Drugs Team said: ‘Drug dealers and the substances they sell are not welcome in Kent, and officers will continue to pursue these individuals and ensure they are brought before the courts.”

By Ed