A drug dealer who used the home of a vulnerable person as a base to sell cocaine and heroin has been jailed for four years.
On October 23, investigators from Kent Police’s County Lines and Gangs Team learned Ricardo Cain was travelling from Penge to Swanley to supply Class A drugs.
Officers found the 24-year-old used a specific phone number to send texts offering the substances to local users.
After raiding the home, police found Cain inside with £250 in cash.
As the officers entered, he threw seven deals of heroin and 49 wraps of crack cocaine out of a window, which were quickly recovered by an officer waiting outside.
He was found to be dealing the drugs from the home of a vulnerable person.
Cain, who was already on licence for a drug-dealing offence at the time, was arrested and taken into custody.
The drugs were later analysed and found to have an estimated street value of between £500 and £1,120.
The following day, Cain, of no fixed address, was charged with being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin.
He later pleaded guilty to the offences at Maidstone Crown Court.
Last Tuesday (November 28), he was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment.
Det Sgt James Arnold said: “This criminal thought he could safely deal Class A drugs while secreting himself in a vulnerable person’s home.
“He was mistaken and was tracked down by investigators intent of bringing him to justice.
“Those who consider following his example and travel into Kent to deal cocaine and heroin, will be swiftly identified.
“They will then receive an early morning visit from one of our enforcement teams.”