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DRUG GANG: Dale Percy and Ben Roberts jailed for heroin and cocaine supply

Tuesday 10th November 2020

THREE county line heroin and cocaine dealers in Maidstone have been sentenced.

The gang were running a drug supply network known as the ‘Benny Line’ to sell the Class A drugs.

Dale Percy (34) Ben Roberts (39) and a 17-year-old boy sent marketing texts to drug users offering heroin and cocaine for sale. The users would then contact the phone to arrange a delivery.

Further evidence was secured that proved the gang were also actively supplying drugs in Brighton.

The teenage boy was arrested in south London on December 9 last year.

Percy, of Hayle Road, Maidstone, was detained the same day and Roberts, of Nursery Road, Aylesford, was brought into custody on December 11.

All three were later charged with conspiracy to supply heroin and conspiracy to supply cocaine and pleaded guilty at Maidstone Crown Court.

On Thursday, November 5, Percy was jailed for three years and Roberts received three years and one month’s imprisonment.

The 17-year-old boy was sentenced to two years and seven months detention in a young offender’s institution.

Detective Inspector Matt Talboys of the County Line and Gang team said: “These dealers bring misery to the streets of Kent and we will continue to identify anybody seeking to establish themselves and supply Class A drugs.

“We are proving that the use of mobile phones and false names is no protection for these criminals – time and again we track them down and swiftly bring them to justice.”