Canterbury: Drug Dealers Jailed

Two women caught dealing heroin in Canterbury have been jailed for 18 months.

The court heard when police arrested Lauren Oliver, 21, and Carrie Anne Short, 36, from Canterbury, they both pointed the finger at each other.

Police went to Alfred Close, Canterbury, after receiving an anonymous call reporting drug dealing taking place involving people in a red Vauxhall car.

When officers stopped the car, Chilver was inside and sitting on a small bag of herbal cannabis. She also had a package concealed in her clothing containing 19 wraps of heroin.

She told officers that she had been looking after the class A drugs for a woman called Carrie Anne Short who in turn had been looking after Chilver’s dog while she was visiting Canterbury.

Short, 36, of Alfred Close, was subsequently arrested and denied the drugs were hers, making a counter-allegation that Chilver was dealing the drugs.

Chilver pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply a class A drug and possession of a class B drug.

Short pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

The pair were each sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court to 18 months in prison.

Senior investigating officer Detective Sergeant Richard Allen said: "Chilver and Short may have been working together but when questioned, were quick to blame each other.

"Officers were able to act quickly based on information provided by members of the public and now neither of them are able to peddle their illegal trade in Canterbury.

"I would ask anyone who believes drug dealing is taking place in their street, to contact Kent Police so proportionate action can be taken."

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