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County lines heroin dealer from Dover jailed after missing court

A county lines drug dealer arrested in a mass drugs raid across Dover has been jailed for three years.

Kestutis Levickas was one of almost 40 people detained for class A drug offences in the space of just three days in early February 2020.

Kestutis Levickas was dealing crack cocaine and heroin Picture: Kent Police
Kestutis Levickas was dealing crack cocaine and heroin Picture: Kent Police

The 33-year-old, of Shooter’s Hill, Dover, sold crack cocaine and heroin in the town on behalf of a gang based outside of Kent who advertised their products via a mobile phone number known as the Rex line.

Following an investigation by Kent Police's Serious Crime Directorate, Levickas was charged with supplying class A drugs on Wednesday, February 19 and released on bail by Medway magistrates the following day.

He failed to attend his next scheduled court appearance but was further arrested on Monday, March 23.

He was transported to Canterbury Crown Court the same day and pleaded guilty to both offences before being sentenced to three years’ imprisonment.

Detective Constable Glenn Blanchard, Kent Police's investigating officer, said: "Kent Police's operation has caused significant disruption to those who seek to supply drugs in Dover and sends a clear message that we will not tolerate county lines drug activity in Kent.

"I am pleased to see another individual given a sentence that means he won't be returning to the town any time soon."

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