Investigators from Kent Police’s County Lines and Gangs Team identified that drug users in the town were regularly receiving the marketing messages from a specific phone known as the ‘Flipz line’, between February and May 2021.
A search warrant was executed at Wynter’s home address on 12 May 2021. Inside the premises, officers seized the phone that had been used to send the messages along with almost five and a half grams of crack cocaine and heroin. The drugs had an estimated street value of around £500.
Wynter, of Devonshire Road, Forest Hill, Greater London, was arrested and later charged with being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine, being concerned in the supply of heroin, possessing crack cocaine with intent to supply and possessing heroin with intent to supply.
‘He thought he could remain anonymous by using a phone that was not registered in his name and hire cars rented by a third party. He was overconfident and our investigation successfully tracked him down to a London address.