A prolific drug dealer has been jailed for two years and two months, after his phone revealed to police how many drugs he'd been selling.
Charlie Matthews, 26, of Romford Road, Pembury was found in possession of a small quantity of drugs but when police sent his phone off for digital download it revealed the true impact his dealings had across Kent.
Tunbridge Wells community policing team arrested him on October 21, 2020, after he had been seen at the wheel of a suspicious Ford Focus parked in Carriers Road, Cranbrook.
Five deal bags of cocaine and £340 in cash were found in a search of his car.
His phone was taken too which revealed his involvement in the supply of Class A drugs across west Kent.
The phone also revealed advertising messages for drugs and a tick list of customer debts.
Matthews pleaded guilty at Maidstone Crown Court to possessing cocaine with intent to supply and was sentenced to two years and two months’ imprisonment.
Sgt Ed Kavanagh said: "This sentence again illustrates just how effective our officers are in identifying offenders, who wrongly believe they can operate within our communities without consequence.
"I can assure residents we will continue to make the streets a hostile environment for anyone involved in the supply of drugs.
"Please also remember to let us know straight away if you see anything suspicious. Call 999 if it is a crime in progress, otherwise contact 101."