Music Turns Sour for Two Medway Drug Dealing rapper after they are Jailed

Two drug dealers have been jailed after officers found they had recorded videos of themselves rapping about their crimes.

Caleb Umeniyora, 18 of Cotswold Gardens, East Ham, and Tristan Sotange, 18 of Botha Road, Plaistow, were both sentenced to two years and five months in jail after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin.

The duo were jailed at Maidstone Crown Court on Thursday 26 April 2018.

The judge heard how on Wednesday 13 December 2017 officers visited a flat in Boundary Road, Chatham, as part of a routine check on a resident and found both Umeniyora and Sotange inside.

Officers became suspicious as to why they were in the flat and they were arrested on suspicion of drug offences.

Their phones were later searched where videos of them were seen not only rapping about being drug dealers, but there were also videos showing them preparing drugs for sale within the flat.

Officers found 43 wraps of heroin and 35 wraps of crack cocaine with a total street value of between £780 and £1,560.

Both men were subsequently charged with the drug offences.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Rob Hemsley said: ‘Both men were brazen enough to film themselves with the drugs as well as rapping about being drug dealers but ultimately these videos have brought about their downfall.

‘Umeniyora and Sotonge had no choice but to plead guilty due to the evidence officers had secured against them.

‘They targeted a vulnerable resident in order to use their flat as a base from where they could do drug deals and didn’t care about the impact this had on the victim.’