A drill-music loving Catford drug dealer has been jailed.

Detectives snared senior members of the county lines gang by tracking the phone lines used to peddle crack and heroin in six counties, sifting through hundreds of thousands of pages of call data.

Eight of those convicted have featured in drill music videos for songs by act 67, with repeated references to waps (guns) and skengs (knives or guns).

The criminal network, which spread across London, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Berkshire and Hampshire, took over addicts' houses to use them as bases from which to deal the class A drugs.

Taylor Mackey, 24, of Sangley Road, Catford, was jailed for four years after being found guilty of two counts of conspiracy to supply class A drugs and participating in an Organised Crime Group.

Police said this is a typical tactic used by county lines gangs, who are increasingly targeting vulnerable adults rather than children because it is less likely to get picked up by the authorities.

Jailing the gang at a hearing at Inner London Crown Court on Friday Judge Benedict Kelleher said many of the defendants had connections to the south London gang known as the 67.

He added: "All the defendants in this case have been convicted of conspiracy to supply class A drugs in the counties to the south of London.

"They were connected by the link that many of the defendants can be connected to a south London gang known as the 67.

"Crack cocaine and heroin have a devastating effect on the individuals who take them and the society around them."

He said that each time a drug of class A was sold under one of these conspiracies those responsible were committing an act of harm towards the buyer and the wider public who live in those communities who have to suffer the appalling effects of crime and degradation class A drug addiction brings.

Ten members of the gang admitted conspiracy to supply class A drugs, with a charge of being part of an organised crime group known as the 67 left to lie on file, while the remaining six were found guilty of both offences after trial.

They were all sentenced over three days at Inner London Crown Court, starting on July 24.

The gang operated phone lines that ran across the South East, each known by a different name.

The Si line ran from London into Bognor Regis, Sussex; the Pepsi line and the Jeezy lines between London and Medway, Kent; and the AJ line in towns and villages on the borders of Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey.

The National Crime Agency estimates that one county lines phone can generate £800,000 per year.

The investigation culminated in a series of raids by 200 officers across south-east London in November.