Valiant efforts by a police drugs dog has led to a Thamesmead dealer being jailed for more than three years.

Lamar Blackstock, 27, of Allenby Road, was jailed at Maidstone Crown Court after pleading guilty to possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply and having a bladed article in a public place.

Blackstock was stopped by police while driving his car on June 8 on the A2 Watling Street in Strood.

Officers found two mobile phones as well as a tub of Vaseline within his car.

One of the phones rang and was answered by an officer, with the caller asking for drugs. A second call was also answered and again the caller requested drugs.

Blackstock was then arrested on suspicion of drug-dealing and taken into custody.

The car was also taken in for a search from Kent Police dog Clay.

The dog indicated to the centre console and under the armrest a void was found which revealed 110 drug wraps, consisting of 79 heroin and 31 crack cocaine wraps, concealed within.

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A lock knife was also found alongside a quantity of cash and another mobile phone.

The drugs were later given an estimated street value of between £1,100 and £2,200.

Blackstock was later charged with the offences and jailed for three years and four months.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Mark Donovan said: "Blackstock travelled into Medway for the sole purpose of supplying drugs.

"We proactively acted on information received and utilised the superb skills of one of our drugs dogs to locate drugs he had hidden within the vehicle.

"We are committed to tackling and disrupting the supply of drugs within Kent and Medway and I hope his sentence serves as a reminder to others."