A man who used mass text messages to market heroin and crack cocaine to users in Medway has been locked up for more than three years.

Toby Able, 22, admitted to being involved in the supply of both drugs and was sentenced to three years and two months in jail at Maidstone Crown Court on Tuesday 26 September 2023.

Police identified Able, from Chatham, as a suspect after they seized a phone from a woman arrested for class A drug offences on 4 March 2023.

The phone belonged to a number that had been sending promotional messages to drug users in the area.

On 6 July, police searched Able’s home and found two phones that had been used to send the messages.

Able was arrested and charged and pleaded guilty in August. He was sentenced on Tuesday 26 September.

Detective Sergeant Kelly Leventis, of Kent Police’s County Line and Gangs Team, said: ‘Able was a key player in this class A drug network that targeted Medway for four months. He made a lot of money from exploiting addiction and did not care about the harm his crimes caused to the towns and communities he targeted.

‘Able thought he could get away with his illegal activities, but we proved him wrong. We are determined to catch and punish drug dealers who prey on vulnerable people in our communities and send them to prison.’

By Ed

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