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Gillingham county line drug dealer Jemel Fourneillier jailed for nine years

A loaded firearm and almost half a kilogram of class A drugs has led to a county line drug dealer being jailed for more than nine years.

Jemel Fourneillier, of Livingstone Road, Gillingham, was jailed at Maidstone Crown Court on Thursday, July 15 after admitting being concerned in the supply of both crack cocaine and heroin, possessing a prohibited firearm and possessing ammunition without a certificate.

Jemel Fourneillier from Gillingham, jailed for more than nine years Picture: Kent Police
Jemel Fourneillier from Gillingham, jailed for more than nine years Picture: Kent Police

The 27-year-old was arrested in February last year following two search warrants executed at properties in King Street, Rochester and Miller Way, Wainscott.

During the warrants carried out by Kent Police’s County Lines and Gangs Team, Fournillier was seen running out of a bathroom holding a bag containing crack cocaine and heroin.

A smaller bag of crack cocaine was also recovered by officers after it had been thrown into a toilet. Drug paraphernalia including scales and two mobile phones were also found.

At the same time police carried out the second drug warrant at a house in Wainscott. There, in an airing cupboard, they found more cocaine and heroin hidden in three separate packages, as well as cash and a loaded handgun.

Fourneillier was arrested in connection with the offences and later charged. He was jailed for nine years and six months.

Watch as Kent Police arrest Jemel Fourneillier

Investigating officer DC John Carless said: ‘Fourneillier admitted to using the properties, which were not his, to store and hide the drugs, cash and gun. Luckily the firearm was found and seized by officers as it could have had dire consequences if it had got into the wrongs hands.

‘Fourneillier was a key player in coordinating drugs out of London to be brought and sold onto vulnerable people across Maidstone and Medway. His sentence is lengthy and reflects the level of criminality he was prepared to go to."

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