An anti-drug campaign in Tunbridge Wells has netted another conviction.

On Friday 19 May 2023, officers from the town’s community policing team were on patrol when they saw a car they suspected was being used in the supply of cocaine.

The vehicle was stopped and after speaking to the driver, Dimitar Atanasov, a search was completed under the Misuse of Drugs Act.


Officers located a magnetic box fixed under the driver’s seat which contained 13 wraps of cocaine. They also seized £455 in cash and Atanasov was arrested.

Magnetic box which contained wraps of cocaine.

He was later charged with possessing class A drugs with intent to supply.


The dealer pleaded guilty at Maidstone Crown Court and on Wednesday 23 August, the 41-year-old was sentenced to two years and three months’ imprisonment.

Detective Constable Katie Gregory, of West Kent CID, said: ‘Another visiting drug dealer has been brought to justice by the local officers of Tunbridge Wells.
‘Our message to those who seek to supply cocaine in west Kent is clear; whatever methods you use to ply your evil trade, it is certain you will be tracked down, placed before the courts and jailed.’

By Ed

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