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Gravesend teen set for sentencing for supply of crack cocaine and heroin

PUBLISHED: 09:00 24 August 2015 | UPDATED: 09:00 24 August 2015

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He was part of a larger drugs gang that stretched from London down to Dover

A teenager from Gravesend is set to be sentenced after having pleaded guilty to the supply of class A drugs.

The 17-year-old boy was part of a much larger drugs gang, which were all arrested in May following a series of raids at addresses in Dover, Gravesend and London.

Over 100 officers carried out the 20 raids during a three-day period, finding crack cocaine and heroin in the process. Four cars were also seized during the raids, with a total of 24 people arrested.

Late last week 17 of those drug dealers were sentenced to a total of over 41 years in jail.

Detective Sergeant Lopa McDermott from Kent Police said: “Not only have these sentences taken out some major players in what was an extensive drugs ring but they also send out a clear message that illegal substances will not be tolerated in Kent.

“The search warrants came after months of intelligence-led policing and officers have painstakingly gathered evidence which left these offenders no choice but to admit their guilt.

“In addition, the warrants saw a quantity of drugs seized which were bound for the streets of Kent whilst we continue to work with local partners in the Dover and Gravesend areas to ensure these investigations have a lasting positive impact for those communities.”

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