Article by Piers Meyler: A 54-year-old drug dealer from Billericay who attempted to supply large quantities of cocaine in north Kent has been jailed after he was stopped by police for having a faulty brake light.
Glen Kiley of Greens Farm Lane appeared at Maidstone Crown Court on November 4 where he was sentenced to five years imprisonment for possession with intent to supply the class a drug.
Police officers in a marked patrol car noticed the a white Nissan van he was driving had a defective rear brake light and followed it as it left the M25 motorway and entered Greenhithe industrial estate on October 9.
After questioning Kiley, officers searched the car and found two packages wrapped in brown tape in a carrier bag on the front seat.
Tests of the packages revealed they contained two kilos of cocaine.
Further investigations by the force's Operation Jupiter team - recently set up to tackle and deter organised crime gangs in north Kent - revealed other suspicious trips by Kiley into the county.
[quote width="auto" align="none" border="#0066cc" color="#0066cc" title="Quoted by Detective Inspector Kevin Downard"]Our investigations revealed that Kiley had been making regular visits to Kent from Essex but thanks to some good police work, he will not be visiting our county again anytime soon. Kiley had no alternative but to plead guilty to possession with intent to supply thanks to the overwhelming evidence found by the officers who stopped him in Greenhithe. Not only is a drug dealer now in prison, but a significant amount of drugs we believe were destined for the streets of Kent have been seized and will be destroyed.[/quote]
Read original article by Piers Meyler, Brentwood Gazette