Folkstone drug dealer to appear in court

folkstone drug dealer to appear in court

A 22-year-old man has been charged in connection with drug dealing in Folkestone.

Kent Police officers from the Folkestone Community Policing Team carried out a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act at a property in Cricketers Close on Thursday afternoon, 2 April 2020.

Quantities of MDMA and cannabis were seized by officers, as well as a number of mobile phones and approximately £9,000 in cash.

A 33-year-old man from Folkestone was arrested and issued with a warning for possession of cannabis.

Thomas Steadman, of no fixed address, was charged on Friday 3 April with possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply; possession of a Class B drug with intent to supply, and possessing criminal property.

He is due to appear at virtual court on Friday 3 April.

Acting Inspector Maxine Harris of Folkestone Community Safety Unit said: ‘We ask that residents continue acting as our eyes and ears in their own communities, and report any suspected illegal drugs activity to police.

‘Drug dealing is not welcome in Folkestone and Hythe and officers will take robust action against those breaking the law.’