A county lines dealer has been jailed for over five years after he was caught trying to throw crack cocaine out of a window in Folkestone.
An investigation by Kent Police officers identified Joshua Goldring-Wells as someone who was travelling from London to sell crack cocaine and heroin in the town between December 2019 and March 2020.
On Wednesday 11 March 2020, officers carried out a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act at a property in Warren Road.
As officers approached the property’s front door, they saw Goldring-Wells throw a small washbag out of a window. The bag, which contained around £900 in cash and a quantity of crack cocaine, was found and seized by officers.
The 26-year-old, who was in the bedroom of the property, was arrested, and a search of the room revealed a glass jar full of heroin wraps, hidden under the bed.
Scales, along with other drug dealing paraphernalia, cling film, and small plastic bags were also found at the property.
Goldring-Wells, of Grove Street, Deptford, south London was sentenced to five years and eight months in prison when he appeared at Canterbury Crown Court on Wednesday 15 April 2020.
He admitted two counts of possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply, and two counts of being concerned in supplying Class A drugs.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Pete Frampton said: ‘Goldring-Wells was identified by our team as someone who was supplying drugs in Folkestone, and would stay at the Warren Road property when he was in town to peddle his illegal trade.
‘Class A drugs destroy lives and we do not want anyone coming into the county to sell them so we will proactively target those identified as being involved, arrest them, and disrupt their trade in the process.’