Eleven suspected drug dealers from south east London and north Kent have been charged after an investigation by police.

Kent Police’s County Lines and Gangs Team identified a specific phone line had allegedly been supplying cocaine to users in Dartford, Longfield and Gravesend since autumn 2023.

As a result of investigations, arrests were undertaken on a series of search warrants were executed on Thursday, March 14.

On that same date a car was stopped by patrols in Kirby Road, Dartford.

A man and a woman were arrested and a mobile phone along with a cocaine deal were seized.

Later that same day, warrants were executed at several addresses.

As a result, police allegedly found quantities of cocaine and amphetamine, cash, further mobile phones and three prohibited weapons were seized.

Six more men and three women were then arrested and taken into custody.

Investigators later charged the following suspects with conspiracy to supply cocaine between October 1, 2023 and March 14, 2024:

  • Henry Pulfer, 36, of School Hill, Lamberhurst
  • Peter Hyde, 57, of Linden Avenue, Dartford
  • Paul Davis, 35, of no fixed address
  • Rosina Kelly, 20, of Betsham Road, Gravesend
  • Michael Robinson, 36, of St Vincent’s Avenue, Dartford
  • John Gilfoyle, 49, of Mangold Way, Erith
  • Rebecca Dickson, 32, of Bell Close, Greenhithe
  • Stephen Ticknell-Smith, 37, of Bedford Road, Dartford
  • Danny May, 34, of St Ronans View, Dartford
  • Stevie Underhill, 33, of Mason Avenue, Swanscombe
  • Kerry Mackessy, 31, of Spielman Road, Dartford

Hyde, Davis and Underhill were also charged with possessing cocaine with intent to supply.

Hyde was further charged with two counts of possession of a knuckleduster.

Robinson was also charged with possessing amphetamine with intent to supply and possession of an extendable baton.

On Friday, March 15 the suspects appeared before Medway Magistrates’ Court.

They were all remanded to a hearing at Woolwich Crown Court on April 12, apart from Robinson and Kelly who were conditionally bailed to appear at the same hearing.