Published: 13:48, 25 June 2020
| Updated: 13:49, 25 June 2020
A county lines drug dealer has been jailed after being caught fleeing a police operation.
Nile Jones was caught running out of the back door of a house in Hythe when officers entered the building.
The police were conducting a warrant at the house in Military Road following intelligence it was being used by county lines dealers.
Jones, who did not live at the property, was stopped by officers as he tried to get away through some patio doors.
During his attempt to flee the 24-year-old was spotted trying to throw two packages away in the garden.
The packages were found to contain around 80 to 100 wraps of cocaine and around 11 grams of uncut heroin.
Half a kilo of cutting agent, which dealers mix with their drugs, was found in the property and Jones had £2000 on him during his arrest on Friday May 22.
"We are determined to make the county a no-go area for county lines groups"
Jones, of Commercial Road, Whitechapel, admitted possession of a class A drug with intent to supply at Medway Magistrates’ Court the day after his arrest.
He appeared before Canterbury Crown Court on Monday and was jailed for two years and eight months.
Investigating officer DC Luke Thomson said: "I am pleased that the quick actions of our officers prevented Jones from getting away or being to hide his illegal drugs.
"We are determined to make the county a no-go area for county lines groups and we will use every tactic available to us to disrupt their networks and bring them to justice."
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