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Simon Cursons of Gordon Road in Margate is jailed for possessing MDMA with intent to sell at The Source Bar in the Roseyard, Maidstone

09 January 2014
by James Walker

Simon Cursons

Simon Cursons

A 31-year-old man has been jailed for three years and nine months for possessing a class A drug with intent to supply.

Simon Cursons was caught with the drugs by door staff at the Source Bar, in the Roseyard, Maidstone.

He was also seen exchanging money with another person on Friday, March 29 last year.

Cursons, of Gordon Road in Margate, was detained until police arrived and seized 11 wraps of MDMA powder and £100 in cash.

Once taken to Maidstone police station a further search uncovered another wrap of the drug, bringing the total value of drugs taken to be worth £240 and £480.

He was charged with possession with intent to supply a Class A drug and jailed at Maidstone Crown Court on Monday, January 6.  

DC Martin Barrow, investigating officer for Kent Police, said: “This is a really strong sentence and will hopefully act as a deterrent to people who attempt to sell drugs in Maidstone, or anywhere else.

“Drugs ruin lives, not just the lives those that take them but their families and friends too who have to deal with the consequences.”

Insp Justin Watts, who is responsible for policing in Maidstone town centre said: “We are supported in our efforts to tackle drugs offences in Maidstone by colleagues such as specialist drugs dogs and their handlers and Special Constables who help patrol the town.

“We are also really fortunate to have a great working relationship with door staff, licensees and CCTV operators.

“If you are found in possession of drugs you risk being arrested, being strip-searched, and also a prison sentence so our message is clear – it is not worth the risk.”

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