Published: 15:12, 13 May 2020
| Updated: 15:38, 13 May 2020
A drug dealer who operated in Sheerness and used teenagers to distribute drugs has been jailed for more than four years.
Jack Harmon, 24, of East Carriage Way, Greenwich, was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court after pleading guilty to three charges of offering to supply heroin.
The judge heard how officers from the Met Police had linked a pay-as-you-go mobile phone to Harmon and believed it was being used to organise drug deals.
On December 2, Kent Police arrested three teenagers in Clyde Street, Sheerness, after they were found in possession of nearly 200 wraps of crack cocaine and heroin.
Officers seized their mobile phones and all three were found to have text messages from Harmon indicating the supply of drugs.
Harmon was also seen on CCTV in January buying a top up voucher for the mobile phone.
A month later, another phone was found to have received messages from the same number which also advertised the supply of drugs.
Harmon was arrested in London by Met Police in February on unconnected matters and later transferred to Kent where he was charged with the drug offences.
Harmon was jailed for four years and one month on May 6.
Investigating officer, DC Mark Donovan said: "Harmon was operating a county lines drug supply and used teenagers to do his dirty work. He targeted young impressionable people and the judge quite rightly saw this as an aggravating feature and ensured that Harmon’s sentence reflected this.
"He was linked to the drugs supply through a thorough investigation by Kent and Met Police officers, despite not being found with any drugs, and I hope his sentence acts as a deterrent to others."