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Ramsgate drug dealer jailed after Taser disguised as torch found in Margate raid

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 .

Alan Stuart. Picture: Kent Police
Alan Stuart. Picture: Kent Police

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 weapon had been disguised as a flashlight. Picture: Kent Police
The weapon had been disguised as a flashlight. Picture: Kent Police

"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."

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