A county line drug dealer who sold heroin and crack cocaine in Medway has been jailed.
An investigation by the County Lines and Gangs Team led them to identify Aaron Clarke as being responsible for the Koby line.
He was arrested at a property in Bedfordshire on 24 May 2022 and was later charged with being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin.
The 27-year-old of no fixed address was found guilty of two counts following a trial at Maidstone Crown Court and on 4 January 2023 was jailed for seven years.
Officers first became aware of Clarke when he was arrested in August 2021 and a phone was seized and found to contain messages between drug users referring to class A drugs.
Clarke was released on bail while the investigation continued but officers received information that the county line had started up again and he was arrested in May 2022 where officers seized another phone. The phone was also found to contain messages between drug users.
Police Constable Robert Parker from the County Lines and Gangs Team said: ‘The misuse of drugs can cause misery to people’s lives and we are sending out a very clear message to criminals that this behaviour will not be tolerated.
‘There is no place in Kent for people who sell class A drugs and we will work continuously to stop those coming into the county to target vulnerable people.’