A drug dealer has been jailed after being caught during an investigation into a drugs line in south Essex

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Officers carried out a search warrant at Stephen Reynolds’ home in Mapledene Avenue, Hullbridge, on 17 September this year.
They found a mobile phone which showed the 30-year-old was supplying crack cocaine and heroin on a daily basis as part of the ‘Frank’ drugs line.
They also seized knives and an extendable baton.



Reynolds admitted two counts of being concerned in supplying class A drugs and possession of cannabis when he appeared at Southend Magistrates’ Court on 18 September.
He was jailed for three years at Basildon Crown Court on Tuesday 8 December.
The weapons and drugs will be destroyed.
Drugs, violence and exploitation go hand in hand and every day we’re targeting the criminals running drugs gangs and keeping our communities safe.
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