County Lines Drug Dealer Jailed

14 February 2019, 10:19 | Updated: 14 February 2019, 10:22

Karen Blayney

A county lines drug dealer has been jailed for more than two and a half years after more that 140 wraps of heroin and crack cocaine were found at her home in Gillingham.

Police made the discovery while carrying out a drug warrant in Hazelmere Drive in July 2018.

Karen Blayney was found inside and officers went on to uncover a black carrier bag containing class A drugs on the outer window sill of a bedroom.

Forensic analysis revealed it contained 68 wraps of heroin and 81 wraps of crack cocaine which had a combined street value of between £1, 490 and £2,980.

Inside the same bedroom a shoulder bag containing a quantity of cash was also located.

The 40-year-old was arrested at the scene and her mobile phone was seized, along with three sim cards found in her bedroom. Two of the sim cards contained multiple messages relating to the supply of drugs.

She pleaded guilty to possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply and was sentenced to 33 months at Maidstone Crown Court on Monday 11 February 2019.