Jailed drug dealer tried to throw wraps of crack cocaine and heroin away from police in Northfleet
PUBLISHED: 11:31 10 October 2017
He was sentenced last week
A drug dealer who came out of London to sell crack cocaine and heroin around Gravesend and Northfleet has been jailed.
Calvin Lumedo, 21 and from Norwood, was spotted by plain clothes officers in Wycliffe Road on January 2 this year, after a joint operation between Kent and Essex Police.
When the officers approached and identified themselves, Lumedo ran off, tossing a package containing 31 wraps of crack cocaine and heroin over a wall along the way.
Police caught up with the Class A drug dealer, and a search revealed he was carrying £346 and a mobile phone which had received texts from users asking to buy drugs.
Lumedo pleaded guilty to possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply at Maidstone Crown Court.
On October 4 he was jailed for three years and 10 months.
Detective constable Mark Donovan said: “Lumedo was arrested as a result of some really robust policing by local officers and ultimately this has prevented a significant amount of drugs from being distributed onto the streets of Gravesend.
“Criminals like Lumdeo wrongly believe they can operate with impunity in areas such as Gravesend, but I’d like to reassure residents there will be no let-up. Drug dealers who try and operate in this town can expect a robust response and ultimately a prison sentence.”