A suspected drug dealer has appeared in court following work by Kent Police’s County Lines and Gangs Team.

Officers went to a hotel in Marine Parade, Folkestone on Friday 16 July 2021 and made three arrests.

Large amounts of suspected heroin and crack cocaine were seized along with around £2,000 in cash and other items.

A man has since been charged with two counts of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply and possession of criminal property.

The 24-year-old from Haggerston, east London, appeared before Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on Saturday 17 July and was remanded in custody to appear before Canterbury Crown Court on a date to be arranged.

A 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy, both from London, have been bailed pending further enquiries.

PC Matthew Eccles, of Kent Police’s County Lines and Gangs Team, said: ‘Kent Police is determined to make the county a no-go area for county line groups.

‘We will continue to disrupt networks, arrest suspects and seize illegal substances at every opportunity to protect vulnerable people in our communities.’

By Ed

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