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Kent Police arrested Denis Smith in December 2009 and after being searched for drugs was found hiding 58 wraps of heroin in his body.
Denis Smith, 49, of All Saints Road, Gravesend, was arrested on 20 December 2009 after he was brought into North Kent Police Station for a thorough search for drugs. He had been being seen by officers to insert the drugs into his body shortly after a drug deal had taken place.
He was charged with possession of heroin with intent to supply, supply of heroin, possession of heroin and obstruction of a constable during a drugs search and pleaded not guilty at Maidstone Crown Court, but on Tuesday May 11 was found guilty and sentenced.
Detective Sergeant Lee Neiles from Kent Police, said: "This is an excellent result and sends a clear message to drug dealers that Kent Police will take robust and positive action in order to take them off the streets and prevent the anti-social behaviour they inflict upon others.
"This sentence also reflects the hard work and dedication that my colleague Detective Constable Eleanor Hughes displayed during her investigation, which secured Denis Smith's conviction."