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Heroine and cocaine dealers from Nine Elms and Streatham jailed after drug trips to Canterbury
Drug dealers from Nine Elms and Streatham who shipped class A drugs from London to Kent by rail have been jailed.
Kish Redmond, 25, of Heath Road, Nine Elms, and Benjamin Harvey-James, 19, of Besley Street, Streatham were sentenced on December 3 at Blackfriars Crown Court.
They had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine.
Redmond was jailed for four years and three months while Harvey-James was given three years and four months in young offenders institute.
Sarah Matlock (29) of Prioress Road, Canterbury, also pleaded guilty to permitting production of drugs on her premises. She was given a 12 month prison sentence, suspended for two years.
The court heard how Redmond and Harvey-James travelled between London and Canterbury by rail to supply drugs throughout Kent between October 2012 and February 2013.
Redmond was responsible for supplying heroin and cocaine to the area, whilst Harvey-James would transport and sell on the drugs in Canterbury.
After arriving into Canterbury station, the pair would head to Matlock’s house to arrange the drugs into sellable raps.
Detectives discovered the two men had made more than 50 trips to the area for the sole purpose of supplying drugs.
They were arrested in February this year after officers raided the house in Canterbury.
Detective Sergeant Sam Painter, said: “I welcome the sentences given to these individuals and hope this sends a strong warning to others that carrying or dealing drugs on the transport network is not acceptable.”
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