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Drug dealer jailed for role in countywide cocaine ring

PUBLISHED: 15:38 02 September 2015 | UPDATED: 15:38 02 September 2015

Peter Glisson

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Peter Glisson was banged up for nearly 15 years

A drug dealer from Gravesend has been jailed for nearly 15 years for his role in a countywide cocaine ring.

Peter Glisson was one of eight people locked up for a total of 74 years at Maidstone Crown Court on Friday.

Police had been gathering evidence against the network of dealers for more than a year.

Glisson, 32, of Palmer Avenue, was stopped by police near Higham in January last year, when cocaine was found in his car.

He knocked an officer to the ground and tried to escape, but was stopped and arrested. A handgun and ammunition previously found in a country lane in Higham were later forensically linked to him.

Glisson admitted possessing firearms and conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and was jailed for 14 years and 11 months.

A further eight people are still to be sentenced.

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Mat Scott said: “We are now seeing the results of what was an extensive and exhaustive investigation into the supply of class A drugs throughout west Kent and other areas of the country.

“This group was geared up to supply as much cocaine as possible.”

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