Swanley heroin dealer caught with 35 grams of drugs jailed after carrying stun gun disguised as phone

PUBLISHED: 12:33 11 January 2016 | UPDATED: 12:33 11 January 2016

Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith


Stephen Smith was arrested in 2014

A Swanley man has been jailed after police found cocaine heroin and a stun gun during a stop and search in 2014.

Stephen Smith, 25, from Hart Dyke Road, was pulled over by police in Palace Avenue, Maidstone, where officers thought they had discovered three mobile phones.

Officers discovered one of the phones was in fact a dangerous weapon, capable of incapacitating people.

Heroin and cocaine were also found in the car, before Smith was found to be holding more drugs, which fell down his trouser leg.

During the search, 11 grams of cocaine and around 24 grams of heroin were discovered by police.

Smith was jailed for seven years and eight months on January 6 at Maidstone Crown Court, after pleading guilty to possessing heroin and cocaine with intent to supply and possessing a concealed weapon.

Detective inspector James Derham said:” “Smith was arrested as a result of some excellent proactive policing by officers.

“The recovery of an electronic stun device disguised as an iPhone was a particularly concerning element of this investigation, and if used could have had lethal consequences.”

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