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Leader of a county line drugs network supplying drugs in Dartford and Gravesend jailed

A void cut inside a hallway cupboard was used to hide class A drugs which belonged to a leader of a county line drugs network.

Billy George was arrested by officers from Kent Police after they executed a drugs warrant at his address in Greenwich as part of an investigation into the supply of class A drugs into Dartford and Gravesend.

Billy George of Flintmill Crescent, Greenwich was jailed
Billy George of Flintmill Crescent, Greenwich was jailed

The 28-year-old, of Flintmill Crescent, admitted possessing heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine with intent to supply, as well as handling stolen goods and possessing cannabis. He was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court on Friday, March 5 to three years and four months’ imprisonment.

George was arrested on December 9 as part of an ongoing investigation into the county line drug network, known as the ‘H’ line. During a search of his property officers found 50 wraps made up of heroin and cocaine in his bedroom. Crack cocaine; another 50 wraps of heroin; weighing scales and notes with telephone numbers were also found hidden inside a void in a hallway cupboard.

In this void officers also found car keys which belonged to a Toyota Yaris parked nearby which was found to be on false plates and had been reported stolen from St Martin’s Road, Dartford, on October 7.

Watch as officers execute the search

Cannabis, a large quantity of cash and two mobile phones were also seized from the property, with one of the phones receiving text messages connected to drug deals which were seen by officers while George was in custody.

The warrant was executed as part of an ongoing investigation into the supply of class A drugs into Dartford and Gravesend, and George was believed to run the network which would supply the drugs into the towns.

Investigating officer PC Michael Kiernan said: "George was a key player in the ‘H’ line and our enquiries led us straight to his front door. He went to great lengths to hide a lot of the drugs and paraphernalia by cutting a void in a cupboard and hiding the items, along with the stolen car keys.

"Drugs not only destroy the lives of the user, but their friends and families are also affected by them and we will not tolerate this criminality in the towns. We will continue to work hard to tackle and disrupt the supply of drugs coming into north Kent and Medway."

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