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Kilo of crack cocaine seized after a drug dealer was caught in Gravesend

PUBLISHED: 16:00 16 February 2018 | UPDATED: 16:23 16 February 2018

Andrew Reece. Picture: Kent Police

Andrew Reece. Picture: Kent Police

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A drug dealer has been jailed for more than four years following the discovery of nearly a kilo of crack cocaine in his home after he was stopped in Gravesend.

Andrew Reece, 24, was witnessed driving suspiciously in Lennox Road in February last year.

Officers approached after seeing a person, who had been lingering in the area, walk to Reece’s vehicle before leaving.

During a search of his car they found £1,000 in cash and a wrap of cocaine on the floor nearby.

At his home in Henwick Road, Eltham, they found nearly a kilo of crack cocaine under the bathroom sink and bags containing heroin residue.

He was sentenced to four years and six months in prison at Maidstone Crown Court on Tuesday, February 13, after being found guilty of supplying class A drugs.

Investigating officer PC Diane Mendl said: “Reece travelled to Gravesend to peddle class A drugs and hoped to make a quick profit by exploiting vulnerable people.

“He instead met with our officers and will now face a number of years behind bars.

“Drug dealing carries a significant sentence and Kent Police is always in the process of identifying, pursuing and detaining offenders.

“The illicit profit is never worth the inevitable jail time.”

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