A heroin dealer was busted after he was pulled over for speeding.
Sebastian Haggart was stopped by patrols on Wednesday, May 10, when he was seen exceeding the 30mph speed limit in Pennington Road, Southborough.
His VW Tiago was stopped in London Road and when questioned, the 41-year-old, of Fernhurst Crescent, Tunbridge Wells, admitted there were drugs in a bag on the passenger seat.
Searches led to the seizure of 24 heroin deals and a mobile phone, and Haggart was then arrested.
His home address was searched, and a 14-gram block of heroin was seized, along with digital scales.
Officers recovered a second mobile phone which Haggart had discarded near his car, and this was found to contain messages related to drug dealing.
The seized heroin was estimated to have a street value of £1,880.
Haggart was charged with possessing heroin with intent to supply, driving without a licence and driving without insurance.
He pleaded guilty and on Friday, June 9, was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court to two years and three months in prison.
On his release, he will be disqualified from driving for 20 months.
PC Robert Harrison, of the Tunbridge Wells Neighbourhood Task Force, said: “When questioned at the roadside Haggart’s demeanour immediately appeared suspicious; he appeared nervous and adjusted a sports bag on the front passenger seat.
“He is a repeat offender and was wearing a GPS tag when arrested and today’s sentence has ensured a swift return to prison. We will also be seeking to confiscate the seized cash using legislation under the Proceeds of Crime Act.”