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Folkestone drug dealer Lee Clark jailed after police spotted car had faulty brake light

By Matt Leclere

Cops caught a drug dealer who failed to stop after when they flagged him down for a faulty brake light and running a red light.

Police on patrol saw the Renault Clio with the broken light and signalled him to pull over after driving through the traffic lights in Blackbull Road, Folkestone.

But the driver, homeless Lee Clark, failed to stop and eventually came to a halt around the corner in Green Lane.

Drug dealer Lee Clark jailed after police saw a faulty brake light on his car. Picture: Kent Police
Drug dealer Lee Clark jailed after police saw a faulty brake light on his car. Picture: Kent Police

He has now been jailed for 38 months after a search of his car and home found more than 66 wraps of cocaine and cannabis.

After he stopped on January 10 following the pursuit by police through Folkestone, Clark was arrested.

Checks also revealed he was uninsured and did not hold a full driving licence.

Officers found two bags of cannabis in the car's ashtray during an initial search.

Later searches at Clark's former home in Folkestone revealed the 21-year-old had 32 wraps of cocaine and 34 wraps of cannabis.

The search also discovered mobile phones, weighing scales and other items known to be associated with drug dealing.

Evidence was also found of dealing on Clark's mobile phone.

Clark, of no fixed address, was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court earlier this week.

He admitted charges of possession with intent to supply cocaine and cannabis and driving without insurance and without a licence.

As well as the prison sentence, Clark was banned from driving for a further 38 months.

PC Stuart Goodban, the investigating officer, said: "It is clear Clark has very little respect for the law, from driving offences to drug dealing, but he is now unable to continue his illegal behaviour.

"Our officers will always work to disrupt the drugs supply, as dealing has a major detrimental effect on a community."

The court also sentenced Clark for a separate matter of dangerous driving and other offences from an incident in Folkestone in May.

Clark was seen driving around the town and when asked to stop by police, sped off before driving the wrong way around a roundabout causing drivers to take evasive action.

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