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Gravesend drug dealer found with £6,000 in his bedroom jailed for two years

PUBLISHED: 13:40 05 December 2017

Drug dealer Jordon Martin, 21, of Gravesend, has been jailed for two years. Picture: Kent Police

Drug dealer Jordon Martin, 21, of Gravesend, has been jailed for two years. Picture: Kent Police

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A drug dealer – who was caught with more than £6,000 cash in his bedroom – has been jailed for two years.

Drug dealer Jordon Martin, 21, of Gravesend, has been jailed for two years. Photographed are bags of cannabis. Picture: Kent PoliceDrug dealer Jordon Martin, 21, of Gravesend, has been jailed for two years. Photographed are bags of cannabis. Picture: Kent Police

Jordon Martin, 21, was approached by police after returning to find officers searching his parents’ home in Northfleet Green, Gravesend, on the evening of Thursday, June 8, 2016.

Police were executing a warrant under the Firearms Act as part of an investigation by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, which led to the discovery of a shotgun illegally owned by Martin’s uncle Peter Wenn, 50. Wenn had been living in a caravan at the address and was sent to prison for 12 years and eight months in September 2017 after pleading guilty to drug and firearms offences.

Martin was arrested after he was found to be carrying six small packets of high-purity cocaine, while further drugs paraphernalia and cash were discovered during a search of his Mercedes AMG car. The search of his bedroom uncovered packets of cocaine and cannabis, in addition to £6,625 cash and equipment including weighing scales, plastic tubs and freezer bags.

Woolwich Crown Court was told that Martin seemed to be selling drugs on behalf of his uncle, whose mobile phone contained messages and tick-lists associated with the supply of cocaine and cannabis.

Drug dealer Jordon Martin, 21, of Gravesend, has been jailed for two years. Picture: Kent Police


Drug dealer Jordon Martin, 21, of Gravesend, has been jailed for two years. Picture: Kent Police

Martin was sentenced on Friday, December 1, after pleading guilty on the same day to possession of cocaine with intent to supply, possession of cannabis with intent to supply and possession of criminal property.

Det Insp James Derham, senior investigating officer, said: “While the assumption is that Jordon Martin was dealing drugs on behalf of his uncle, he is still old enough to know better than to get involved in such a harmful trade and has only himself to blame.

“Drugs ruin lives and we will stop at nothing to break down the organised criminal groups who are responsible for bringing cocaine and other illegal substances onto the streets of Kent.

“This particular case does not end with Martin’s sentencing as we will now seek to permanently deprive him of the cash that was seized using legislation under the Proceeds of Crime Act. It is important that criminals are not allowed to continue to benefit from their offending once they have been released from prison, and that we send a loud and clear message that crime does not pay.”

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