Published: 16:59, 20 January 2021
| Updated: 17:01, 20 January 2021
A teenage drug dealer seen selling illicit substances on three separate occasions by police has been put behind bars.
Mehdi Aitsilarbi was spotted flogging wraps later found to be containing cocaine and heroin near Kirby's Lane, Canterbury, at the beginning of last year.
Officers watched the 19-year-old selling the substances in the area on January 14, 16 and 17.
Eight months later, detectives from Kent Police arrested Aitsilarbi at his London home in Bow.
Reviews of the miscreant's phone also revealed that he had been working for the "Rocky" county line gang.
After pleading guilty to supplying class A drugs, he was sentenced to four years in a young offenders' institution at Canterbury Crown Court yesterday.
DC Chris Weatherstone said: "We are committed to shutting down groups who try to bring drugs into the county to sell to vulnerable people in our communities.
"The drugs these criminal groups supply invariably lead to further offending and anti-social behaviour and I am pleased another member of one such network has been taken off the streets."
County lines are the names given to drug dealing where organised criminal groups use phone lines to move and supply drugs, usually from cities into smaller towns and rural areas.