A county line drug dealer from Dartford has been jailed for more than four years.
Kenneth Fenton, from Dartford, was sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court after he admitted being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin.
Fenton, 39, was jailed for four years and four months on Monday 4 December 2023.
An investigation was launched after a car owned by Fenton and driven by Matthew Smith was stopped by the police on Wednesday 31 May 2023.
Smith was arrested after officers searched the vehicle and seized crack cocaine and heroin hidden in hollowed out vapes.
A mobile phone recovered from the car which was found to contain text messages from Fenton to Smith that implicated them both in the supply of drugs.
Officers proved Fenton was running the ‘Ash’ drug line in Dartford, and on Thursday 10 August he was arrested while driving the same vehicle in Keyes Road.
A search recovered more crack cocaine and heroin hidden inside vapes, along with cash and a mobile phone. Fenton was later charged and pleaded guilty at court.
Smith, 34, of Lane Avenue, Greenhithe, was charged with drug and weapon offences and was sentenced to three years and nine months in jail on Thursday 29 June.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Michael Nolan said:
‘Kent Police works hard to dismantle and remove county line networks from our streets. Fenton was supplying class A drugs to vulnerable drug users in order to profit.
‘He used Smith to deal drugs in order to distance himself from the criminality, but our investigation linked him to the offending, and he has now been removed from the streets and sentenced accordingly.’