Bromley drug dealer caught with heroin, £500 and a tub of lubricant
PUBLISHED: 11:01 17 November 2017
He was sentenced along with another dealer last week
Two drug dealers caught with £2,000 worth of crack cocaine and heroin have been jailed.
Police say Jamal Brown, 21 of Capstone Road in Bromley and Justin Forde of Cedars Road, Clapham, brought “misery to the most vulnerable”.
Once arrested, police discovered 20-year-old Forde had 60 wraps of crack cocaine “hidden internally”.
Both men were approached by officers at around 4pm on Tuesday, October 10, when they were seen exchanging something with a known drug addict in Holland Road, Maidstone.
Despite trying to run away, police managed to catch up with Brown.
Once arrested, police discovered he had two small cellophane parcels of heroin in the palm of his hand.
He was also carrying £500 in cash, a mobile phone, some wet wipes and a small tub of lubricant.
Forde had run into a nearby car park, where officers saw him try to place something down the back of his trousers.
He was arrested and the officers seized a mobile phone and £55 in cash.
Once in custody, Forde revealed the haul of crack cocaine he hidden internally.
Analysis from Kent Police revealed the heroin found on Brown was worth up to £800, while Forde’s crack cocaine could fetch up to £1,200.
Both pleaded guilty to possessing controlled drugs with intent to supply.
On Friday, November 10, Brown was jailed for four years while Forde received a three year and 11 month prison sentence.
Speaking after the trial at Maidstone Crown Court, chief inspector Mick Gardener said: “Two more drug dealers have received a prison sentence for bringing misery to the most vulnerable in our town.
“This along with other recent arrests should send a strong message to anybody who seek to deal drugs in Maidstone that my officers remain vigilant and will bring them to justice at the earliest possible opportunity.”