A Swale street dealer is starting a prison sentence after he was arrested by officers who spotted a suspected drug exchange.
On 30 July 2023, constables from Kent Police’s Proactive Targeting Team were on patrol in an unmarked vehicle in Sheerness, when they saw Jason Brown driving a Citroen van.
Brown stopped in Marine Parade and they watched him pass something to a man who had approached the vehicle.
Brown drove off and the patrol stopped the van in Broadway to complete a search. They seized cash, a number of cocaine deals and a mobile phone.
He was arrested and further class A drugs were recovered when they went to his home address.
Brown, from Gillingham was already on licence following a previous drug-related prison sentence. He was later charged with possessing class A drugs with intent to supply.
Pleading guilty at Maidstone Crown Court, the 27-year-old was sentenced on Monday 27 November to three years and nine months’ imprisonment.
Detective Constable Alex Burgham, of North Kent CID, said:
‘This dealer was undoubtedly making plenty of cash while supplying cocaine to local users, but he made the common mistake of believing he would not be arrested. His confidence was misplaced, however, and officers discreetly deployed in an unmarked police vehicle spotted Brown completing a deal. This led to his arrest and he has now been brought to justice.’