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Gravesend man caught with two grams of heroin jailed for 15 months

PUBLISHED: 12:48 22 March 2016 | UPDATED: 12:48 22 March 2016

Wayne Wallace

Wayne Wallace

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He was arrested in October last year

A Gillingham man caught with crack cocaine and heroin has been jailed for more than a year after he was arrested last year.

Wayne Wallace, formerly of Oak Road, Gravesend was spotted by police in Saunders Street, Gillingham on October 21.

Police saw the 35-year-old acting suspiciously, though he insisted he was not carrying any drugs.

Eight wraps containing crack cocaine and heroin were then found on him.

A search of a property in Saunders Street, where Wallace had been staying, found even more Class A drugs.

Nearly two grams of heroin and another eight wraps of crack cocaine were discovered inside.

Wallace later told police he was a regular drug user.

He was convicted of possessing crack cocaine at Maidstone Crown Court and was sentenced to 15 months in prison on March 16.

Detective constable Stuart Clayton said: “This sentence is another clear indication of just how effective our officers are in identifying offenders who bring drugs into our communities.

“Though Operation Jupiter we are continuing to disrupt organised criminal networks in areas including Dartford, Gravesham, Medway and Swale and I’d like to reassure residents that we will continue to deal robustly with anyone involved in both the use and supply of drugs.”

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