A drug dealer from Belvedere is to face four years and two months imprisonment, following an investigation into a drug dealing network in Medway.

Joseph O’Leary, 21, Morvale Close, pleaded guilty to two charges of involvement in the supply of class A drugs between March and October, last year.

Following the seizure of 50 wraps of crack cocaine and heroin in Chatham, his DNA was found on the packaging of the drugs, last year March.

Joseph was later associated with further offences in Chatham.

Officers also discovered 200 wraps of heroin and crack cocaine, a large amount of cash and a mobile phone in July 2019.

Call data from the phone linked him to the drugs which, together with the other wraps had a street value of up to £5,000.

Joseph was arrested and stopped in a car in Rochester.

A phone was found and £640 was seized, on October 8.

An examination of the phone linked him to drug dealing.

Detective Constable Mark Donovan said:

“Joseph O’Leary was orchestrating various drug deals in Medway.

"We were able to gather irrefutable evidence to ensure a successful conviction.

“This was a complex investigation where officers worked tirelessly to prove the links between O’Leary and the drug trade in this area.

“The misuse of drugs can cause misery to people’s lives.

"We will continue to relentlessly target dealers, disrupt their activity and bring them to justice.”

The 21-year-old was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court on January 24, this month.