Maidstone selfie-posing drug dealer jailed

11 December 2016, 11:13 | Updated: 11 December 2016, 11:18

A drug dealer from Maidstone who posed for selfies with cash from his crimes has been jailed for six years.

A drug dealer who posed for selfies with cash from his crimes has been jailed for six years.

Jason Smith, 27, was arrested when police raided a property in High Street, Milton Regis, in October 2015.

Officers seized a large quantity of ecstasy tablets along with a media player containing images of Smith posing with the proceeds.

Maidstone Crown Court heard how approximately 1,500 ecstasy tablets with an estimated street value of up to £15,000 were seized from the address.

Officers also found traces of amphetamine, ethylone and herbal cannabis.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Phil Pead said: ‘If there had been any doubts that Jason Smith was benefiting financially from the sale of class A drugs, they were erased by the photos he took of himself holding such large quantities of cash.

‘He was clearly very pleased with himself and displayed little concern for the customers whose health he helped put at risk by supplying them with such a dangerous product. Hopefully he will ask himself if it was really worth it while he spends the next few years behind bars.

‘We at Kent Police take the supply of illegal drugs very seriously and will do everything in our power to stamp out the supply networks that bring misery to people’s lives.’

Smith, of Boxley Road, Maidstone, was found guilty of possession with intent to supply a class A drug.