Published: 16:07, 23 November 2021
| Updated: 16:34, 23 November 2021
A bungling drug dealer was caught with more than 30 wraps of Class A drugs hidden in her clothing after trying to run away from police.
Jordan Jones was stopped in Margate by a plain clothes officer and when told she would be searched, admitted she had drugs but tried to suggest they were for her own use.
The 46-year-old has since been jailed for more than three years for possession of cocaine and heroin with intent to supply.
As part of an operation to disrupt drug dealing in the town, officers had been in King Street during the afternoon of April 4, 2019, when they saw Jones running away from them.
She was stopped in Clifton Place by a plain clothes officer who found 14 wraps of cocaine and 20 wraps of heroin with an estimated street value of between £340 and £680.
An investigation found messages sent from Jones’ phone advertising drugs for sale.
At Canterbury Crown Court, Jones, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine and heroin with intent to supply and was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison.
Investigating officer DC Keith Rochford said: "The number of drug wraps found on Jones confirmed that she was dealing rather than just using.
"Drugs are not welcome in Thanet, we regularly run operations using plain clothes officers to identify dealers and disrupt any potential criminal activity in our streets."