A Swindon man who made £65,000 from selling drugs over 50 days has been jailed.
25-year-old Kane Tommaso Townsend pleaded guilty to two counts of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs at Swindon Crown Court.
Wiltshire Police’s specialist unit Fortitude nailed the dealer by gathering intelligence on the defendant as he operated as part of a busy drugs line.
Over 50 days in the period of November 2022 to February 2023, Townsend distributed around £65,000 worth of crack cocaine and heroin.
When he was arrested on 3 February, he was found in possession of a mobile phone linked to local drugs lines and was subsequently remanded in custody, before pleading guilty to the offences in March.
He was sentenced to two-and-a-half years’ imprisonment on Tuesday (25 April). He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £228.
PC William Saunders of the Fortitude Team said: “This is a good sentence and takes a drug dealer off the streets of Swindon.
“This sends a clear signal that drugs will not be tolerated in Swindon or anywhere else in Wiltshire.
“The Fortitude Team will proactively seek out and take positive action on drugs lines that try and establish themselves in our communities.
“This in order to protect the most vulnerable in society with our goal of creating safer public spaces for all.”
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