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Rochester drug dealer jailed

A drug dealer who failed to learn his lesson has been jailed.

Rochester man Torron Sapsed was caught dealing while under investigation, less than six weeks after he was arrested during a police raid on his home.

Torron Sapsed was caught dealing while already under investigation. Photo: Kent Police
Torron Sapsed was caught dealing while already under investigation. Photo: Kent Police

Officers found cannabis, cocaine and LSD alongside drug paraphernalia including scales and deal bags at the Mooring Road property.

Sapsed was arrested during the operation on October 29, and was released pending further enquiries.

However, less than two months later on December 4, officers on patrol spotted the 24-year-old acting suspiciously in the City Way area.

He was stopped, and officers seized his mobile phone while searching him, finding marketing texts offering drug users cannabis and cocaine.

Sapsed's house was searched once more, and police found a large quantity of money, and more cocaine and cannabis.

"I hope Sapsed's sentence acts as a deterrent"

Officers also discovered that following Sapsed’s first arrest he had got a new mobile phone but kept the same number which was used to send out the bulk marketing text messages.

Sapsed appeared at Maidstone Crown Court on Friday, where he was sentenced to two years and four months in jail.

Investigating officer PC Tom Slocombe of Medway CID said: "Sapsed was a key player in this drug network and I’m pleased he has been removed from the area and has been sentenced accordingly.

"We tirelessly work to disrupt drug networks and will not tolerate this type of offending in Kent or Medway.

"Drug dealing affects not only the lives of vulnerable drug users, but those around them.

"I hope Sapsed’s sentence acts as a deterrent to anyone who may be considering this type of lifestyle."

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