Police confident flow of Class A drugs into Kent will be disrupted after London dealer jailed
PUBLISHED: 10:46 20 July 2017 | UPDATED: 10:46 20 July 2017
Russell Wilkinson, 36, from Hackney, was sentenced to four years and two months in jail
A London drug dealer who had links to Kent has been jailed for four years and two months.
Russell Wilkinson, 36, from Hackney, was arrested when officers searched his home in November last year.
They found a quantity of heroin, self-seal bags, numerous sets of scales and cash hidden in a sock.
He was arrested a short time later with a mobile phone containing texts from clients requesting illegal drugs.
Wilkinson came to the attention of officers when they carried out enquiries into an unrelated incident in Broadstairs.
He pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply a Class A drug and was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court on Friday.
Investigating officer detective constable Nathan Scamp said: “Wilkinson was identified during the course of a Kent Police investigation.
“Due to his links to Kent and his clear intention to sell heroin we’re confident that his arrest will disrupt the flow of Class A drugs into the county.”