A drug dealer arrested after being stopped on an electric scooter in Maidstone has been jailed.
At around 12.45pm on 3 February 2021, proactive officers from the County Line and Gang Team stopped Jamie Little, as he was travelling on the scooter in the High Street.
Suspecting he was involved in the supply of controlled drugs, the officers arrested him and seized a mobile phone. A search was completed at his home address and £1,700 cash was recovered along with weighing scales, a knife and another phone.
Checks on one of the phones seized identified that it had been used to send bulk marketing texts to drug users in the area, offering cocaine and heroin for sale. Little, from Maidstone was charged with being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and being concerned in the supply of heroin. The 21-year-old pleaded guilty and at Maidstone Crown Court on Thursday 29 April 2021 was sentenced to two years and six months in prison.
District Commander for Maidstone, Chief Inspector Gary Woodward said: ‘Another criminal is starting a prison sentence following an investigation into a phone line being used to supply users in Maidstone. Our officers work relentlessly to identify and track down those who attempt to supply drugs within our communities. Dealers who seek to operate in the Maidstone area should be under no illusion that they can operate with impunity. We will gather the evidence needed to ensure you are caught and brought to justice.’
District Commander for Maidstone, Chief Inspector Gary Woodward