Search

Gravesend drug dealer hid more than 100 wraps of crack cocaine and heroin behind his sofa

PUBLISHED: 10:15 30 October 2017

Stephen Ives

Stephen Ives

Archant

Police raided his property in February

A drug dealer caught with more than 100 wraps of crack cocaine and heroin has been jailed.

Police found text messages linking 30-year-old Stephen Ives to drug dealing after an investigation earlier this year.

The former Valley Drive, Gravesend resident was jailed for two years and nine months after admitting a number of drug charges at Maidstone Crown Court on Wednesday, October 25.

On February 9, police raided Ives’ home, where they discovered 106 individually wraps hidden behind a sofa.

Crack cocaine and heroin were found inside the wraps.

A search of his phone found further evidence of dealing, and Ives was quickly arrested.

Detective constable Terry Hanlon said: “Ives was found in his property with drugs hidden and it was clear that he was operating with an intent to sell these drugs.

“I’m pleased he has been sentenced and that we’ve been able to remove another drug dealer off the streets and I hope that this sends a message to anyone thinking of becoming involved in this type of crime, ultimately it does not pay and we will find you and bring you to justice.”

Latest News

Police in Southwark are appealing to find the next of kin for a John Stuart Parkin from Southwark.

Gravesham’s iconic theatre is turning 50 this year, and everyone is invited to join in with the celebrations.

Yesterday, 14:08

A popular travel pass for children in Kent is expected to get more expensive this year.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.

Friday, January 19, 2018

A major long distance bike event is set to start at Higham this year.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Two men have been summonsed to appear in court in connection with a fire at a leisure centre.

Most read

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Gravesend Reporter e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder