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Five years for dealer caught with £640 worth of crack cocaine

PUBLISHED: 15:41 23 February 2016 | UPDATED: 15:41 23 February 2016

Akeem Kassim

Akeem Kassim

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He was arrested in 2014

A Gravesend drug dealer has been jailed after police found him with more than £600 worth of crack cocaine.

Police discovered the class-A drug after executing a warrant at a property in St Patrick’s Gardens, Gravesend.

During the warrant on June 23, 2014, police saw 25-year-old Akeem Kassim run from the living room into the dining room, where police detained him.

Kassim’s wallet was discovered hidden beneath a cushion, with more than 30 wraps of crack cocaine inside.

He was then arrested and charged with possession of a class A drug with intent to supply.

After denying the offence, he was found guilty at a trial and sentenced to five years in prison at Maidstone Crown Court on February 18.

DC Shaun Ravate said: “Drugs ruin lives and Kent Police takes a zero tolerance approach to those who seek to benefit financially from the misery of others.

“Akeem Kassim was found with a significant amount of drugs in his wallet and it was clear these were not intended for personal use.

“I hope this sentence sends a clear message to drug dealers that you are not welcome in Gravesend or anywhere else in Kent, and we will use every tool at our disposal to ensure you are removed from the streets and put behind bars.”

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