Published: 16:13, 16 October 2020
| Updated: 16:47, 16 October 2020
A drug dealer was found with a stash of cocaine, MDMA, cannabis and a Taser disguised as a torch during a police raid.
Officers found the weapon and drugs when they carried out the warrant at a flat in Athelstan Road, Margate .
About 6.5g of cocaine, 20 MDMA tablets and more than 45g of cannabis were discovered, while cash, a dealer's list and scales were also seized.
Alan Stuart, of Queen Street, Ramsgate , was arrested following the raid in October 2018 and later admitted possession of a disguised firearm.
On Tuesday, Stuart was found guilty at Canterbury Crown Court of possession of cocaine, MDMA and cannabis with intent to supply.
The 38-year-old was jailed for four years.
PC Colin Glover, Kent Police's investigating officer, said: "Kent Police is determined to shut down and disrupt drug dealing networks at every possible opportunity.
"The drugs Stuart intended to sell would have had the knock-on impact of more crime and anti-social behaviour in the community and continued misery for users and their families.
"We are pleased to remove what could have been a dangerous weapon from circulation and the length of the sentence shows that those who deal drugs and carry weapons can expect to be dealt with seriously by the courts."