Published: 15:02, 13 August 2020
| Updated: 15:17, 13 August 2020
A teenage drug dealer caught on the streets with a knife, cocaine and heroin has been jailed.
Mehmet Kara, who was just 16 at the time he was spotted by a police patrol in Chatham, roused suspicion when he seen trying to avoid officers while walking in Magpie Hall Road.
He was walking with another person down the street when the pair turned quickly to walk away from the police, who were carrying out a routine patrol.
Officers followed the pair into Luton Road and they were stopped due to their suspicious behaviour and searched under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
Kara, of High Road, Ilford, had a gold lock knife, 49 wraps of crack cocaine and 64 wraps of heroin in his possession.
Two mobile phones and a large quantity of cash were also found on the second person with Kara – a 17-year-old boy.
The pair were arrested at the scene by the two officers.
"Kara was caught due to the intuition and gut instinct of the officers"
Kara was charged with possession with intent to supply crack cocaine, possession with intent to supply heroin and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.
No further action was taken against the 17-year-old boy.
Kara pleaded guilty in court in February but was sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to carry out 120 hours of community service earlier this week following a hearing at Maidstone Crown Court.
The drugs will be destroyed as well as the phone and knife.
Investigating officer PC Amy Edwards said: "Kara was caught due to the intuition and gut instinct of the officers on a routine patrol and I hope that his sentencing acts as a deterrent to others who may feel drawn to this lifestyle."