Published: 00:00, 19 September 2017 |
Updated: 13:40, 19 September 2017
Two drug dealers have been jailed for a combined eight years and nine months after using a Gillingham home to supply Class A drugs.
Daniel Ojo and Miles Niles used a flat in Gillingham High Street to supply the drugs after convincing a vulnerable occupant to let them stay there, and went on to use it as a base to supply crack cocaine.
Both pleaded guilty to possessing crack cocaine with intent to supply and were sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court yesterday.
The court heard that on June 1 last year, officers raided the Gillingham property under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
Ojo and Niles - both from London - were found in a bedroom, close to a bag containing 13 wraps of crack cocaine and a bundle of cash.
Once in custody the men denied supplying the illegal drug and claimed to be drug users - but analysis of their mobile phones revealed they were actively involved in supplying drugs.
Ojo, 22, of Knapdale Close in Forest Hill was sentenced to six and a half years in prison.
Niles, 22, of Montana Gardens in Sydenham was sentenced to two years and three months in prison.
Detective Constable Chris Spencer, the investigating officer for the case, said: "Ojo and Niles sought to make profit off of vulnerable people living in the Medway Towns.
"They have shown little regard to the suffering drug misuse can cause, not just to drug users but also to their friends, families and surrounding community and instead they saw this as an opportunity to make profit.
"This case shows that we do respond to concerns reported to us by members of the public and I would encourage anyone with information on drug dealing to contact us on 101 so we can take the necessary action."
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
Your No1 guide to getting married in Kent. From dresses to discos and venues to veils, we've got everything you could possibly need for your big day
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
We have four editions of our Kent Homes, Gardens and Interiors magazine for you to read. Click here to view them all.