Two county line drug dealers from Dartford and Belvedere have been jailed after they were caught by police driving erratically.

On September 4, 2023, officers were on patrol in Gravesend when they noticed someone driving a Ford Kuga erratically on the road.

It sped away from the officers who chased it up the A2 towards London until Station Road, Belvedere, where the car came to a halt.

The driver, Lewis Falegan along with his passenger, Reis Bhandal, then fled on foot.

Both were detained and taken into custody.

The vehicle was displaying false number plates, and it was later discovered that it had been stolen from Dulwich on August 19.

A search then carried out and officers seized more than 40 wraps of cocaine and heroin which they found in and around the car as well as four mobile phones.

Cash was seized from a bag Bhandal was wearing and around £10,000 was recovered from his home address.

Falegan, of Ashburnham Road, Belvedere and Bhandal, of Shirley Close, Dartford were later charged with possession of cocaine with intent to supply, possession of heroin with intent to supply and handling stolen property.

They pleaded guilty at Woolwich Crown Court and on Friday, March 1, 2024, Falegan and Bhandal, both aged 23, were sentenced to five years and seven months in prison.

Detective Constable Emily Matthews, of Medway CID, said: “These criminals travelled to Gravesend to sell class A drugs but their plans were disrupted when an alert patrol decided the car they were using should be stopped due Falegan’s poor driving.

“Their attempt to escape back to London ended in failure with officers quickly arresting them and seizing cocaine, heroin and a large amount of cash.

“Any others who seek to come to north Kent to deal class A drugs can expect to be brought to justice in a similarly prompt and effective manner.”