Aiden Dore, 23, of Mount Pleasant, and Daniel Smith, 40, of Lower Rock Gardens both admitted to supplying class A drugs.
Police officers observed the pair dealing drugs in the street and arrested them in August 2020.
A flat in Lower Rock Gardens was then searched, and more drugs, as well as burner phones, cash, and dealing equipment, were discovered.
Dore (pictured) was sentenced to four and a half years in prison at Lewes Crown Court on June 30.
Smith received a two-year suspended prison sentence and a £500 fine for his minor role in the same offence.
The judge called their crimes “a filthy trade that wrecks people’s lives.”
“The illegal drug trade has a significant impact in our city, not only through the spread of harmful substances, but also as a result of the violence and exploitation that goes hand in hand with these crimes,” said Detective Inspector Dee Wells of Brighton’s Community Investigation Team (CIT).
“We will not stop targeting those who are involved in drug distribution and cause harm in our communities.” Our collaboration with partners to address the underlying issues surrounding the use of illegal substances will continue as part of our ongoing efforts to make Brighton and Hove a safer place.”