A drug dealer from Eltham has been jailed after police caught him selling class A drugs from his car, seizing 100 wraps of cocaine.

Police noticed Ionut Stoica, 18, acting suspiciously in a Mercedes in Tunbridge Wells on October 21 and searched him, finding 18 wraps of class A drugs plus £705 in cash.

He was arrested and his home in Eltham High Street was searched, where a further 82 wraps were seized.

The total street value of the drugs seized was between £4,000 and £6,000, and Stoica has now received a two and a half year jail sentence.

Sergeant Ed Kavanagh of the Tunbridge Wells Community Policing Team said: "Stoica was arrested as a result of some excellent policing by local officers and ultimately this has prevented a significant amount of drugs from being distributed onto the streets.

"Criminals like Stoica wrongly believe they can operate with impunity. We are showing time and time again that the reality is that drug dealers who try and operate in this town can expect a robust response and ultimately a prison sentence."

Officers from the town's Community Policing Team stopped Stoica after noticing him acting suspiciously in a Mercedes on London Road on the evening of October 21.

An examination of his mobile phone revealed postcodes of prospective customers police said he intended to supply drugs to, and Stoica was charged with possessing cocaine with intent to supply.

He was also charged with possession of identity documents with intent, relating to a fake driving licence.

Appearing before Maidstone Crown Court, Stoica pleaded guilty to the charges and on Thursday, November 28, he was sentenced to year years and six months in a young offenders' institution.