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Maidstone drug dealer Fegor Okorodudu, who wore dagger around his neck, is jailed

A crack cocaine dealer who wore a dagger around his neck has been jailed for two years.

Fegor Okorodudu was sentenced this week after he admitted to dealing crack cocaine, assaulting a police officer and three more charges.

Maidstone Crown Court heard the 18-year-old, from Greenhithe, had searched the internet to find out how to hide drugs on his body.

Fegor Okorodudu has been jailed for two years (8690945)
Fegor Okorodudu has been jailed for two years (8690945)

Kent Police's Operation Raptor team spotted Okorodudu making an exchange with a person on a bike in Medway Street, Maidstone in July last year.

He was arrested and found to be possessing around £1,000 and a rucksack filled with deal bags and a piece of paper with a mobile number on it.

This number was linked to an active county lines drug network.

Operation Raptor is part of joint strategy between Kent Police and Essex Police designed to tackle emerging criminal gangs.

Once he was in custody, police discovered Okorodudu was wearing a sheathed dagger around his neck.

Mobile phones were also seized which contained searches on how to hide drugs and what powers police had.

One term he searched was "How long can police keep you in custody for and can police strip search you?"

The Sara Crescent, Greenhithe, teenager admitted supplying crack cocaine, possessing cannabis, assaulting a constable, possession of criminal property and possessing a blade in public.

He was jailed for two years on April 11.

Det Const Tim Murrell said: "Criminals like Okorodudu wrongly believe they can operate with impunity in areas such as Maidstone, but I’d like to reassure residents there will be no let-up in our robust response to those involved in the supply of drugs, or who think it is acceptable to carry knives on our streets.

"We work closely with other law enforcement agencies such as British Transport Police and neighbouring forces to prevent and disrupt criminality. Those who break the law should expect to be arrested and brought before the courts."

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