A man who was arrested at a Chatham address with more than more 240 drug deals hidden in his clothing has been jailed.

Officers investigating the supply of class A drugs by the ‘Ace’ crime gang, searched an address in Sturla Road on 8 December 2021 where Benjamin Newton-Alfred was discovered on a sofa on the ground floor of the property. He was immediately detained.

The constables searched him and recovered a zip-sealed bag from his underwear that contained 200 crack cocaine deals and 41 wraps of heroin.

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Located between the cushions of the sofa was around £5,000 in cash and 15 larger wraps of crack cocaine and heroin. The total street value of the seized drugs was estimated to be up to £8,750. A mobile phone was located next to Newton-Alfred that started to ring. When police answered it the caller asked to purchase drugs.

Newton-Alfred was taken into custody and later charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent to supply and possession of heroin with intent to supply. He pleaded guilty to both indictments at Maidstone Crown Court and on Tuesday 5 March 2024, Newton-Alfred, 36, of no fixed address was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment.

Detective Constable Nicola Emery, of the Kent Crime Squad, said:

‘Newton-Alfred was using another person’s house as a base from which to deal class A drugs. He thought this would prevent him being arrested but his confidence was misplaced, and he received an early morning visit from Kent Police officers.
‘The seizure of a considerable amount of cocaine and heroin along with the recovery of his mobile phone gave us the evidence we needed to charge him with drug dealing offences. We will also be seeking to confiscate the cash that was undoubtedly the proceeds from his criminal activities.’

By Ed

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