Judge jails man for Medway drug offences
A 27-year-old man who tried to cycle away from police officers has been jailed for three years and nine months for drug offences in Medway.
Jamie Taylor of no fixed address was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court on Monday 5 February after he was charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply heroin and cocaine.
The charges were brought after he was arrested in Magpie Hall Road, Chatham at around 11:15am on Thursday 4 January after officers believed he was acting suspiciously.
The court heard how on the morning he was arrested officers were on a routine patrol when they were alerted to a man who was believed to be dealing drugs.
Having carried out a search of the area officers found Taylor who matched the description given. Upon seeing the officer Taylor tried to cycle away from them but fell off the bike before trying to run away on foot.
Having been arrested Taylor gave the officers a false name, however further enquiries revealed his true identity.
He was then searched and police found a crack pipe as well as a quantity of cash. A chocolate egg was also found inside his jacket pocket and inside the egg were two yellow capsules.
One capsule was found to have contained 23 wraps of white powder and the other 22 wraps of brown powder. These wraps were later confirmed to be of cocaine and heroin.
Investigating officer, Detective Constable Michael Wills said: ‘Taylor thought he could get away with drug dealing in Medway and even tried to fool officers after being caught by giving false details.
‘I’m pleased with this sentence as it shows that we are always one step ahead of the criminals and that we strive to make sure those who deal drugs and commit crimes are brought to justice.’