A phone found at the property contained messages showing it had been used to arrange drug deals in the city.

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Ryan Bragg

A drug dealer arrested near Canterbury has been jailed for three years.

Ryan Bragg was arrested when officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate carried out a warrant at his property in Moat Lane on Monday 21 November 2022.

Among the items seized were two large knives, £11,000 in cash and around 320g of cocaine, which has an estimated street value of around £30,000.

Bragg, 21, attempted to get out of a window to flee the scene but was prevented from doing so by officers and detained.

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The seized drugs

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An image of Bragg posing with cash, found on the phone of one of his associates.


Bragg was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to supply, which he admitted at Canterbury Crown Court on Friday 1 September 2023.

On Tuesday 10 October, he was jailed for three years at the same court. Further court hearings to recover the proceeds of crime are planned.

Detective Sergeant Jon Saxby, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: ‘Photos found on devices in this investigation show Ryan Bragg was a remorseless drug dealer who was happy to profit from the addictions and misery of often vulnerable people.

‘The knives found in his possession illustrate the serious violence that all too regularly goes hand in hand with drug dealing, and I’m glad he is now off the streets of Canterbury.’

By Ed

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