LEYTONSTONE: Crack and heroin dealer jailed

Drug dealer Kingsley Best-Thomas

Drug dealer Kingsley Best-Thomas

First published in Waltham Forest East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

A DRUG dealer caught with crack cocaine and heroin twice in the space of four days has been jailed.

Police chased Kingsley Best-Thomas, 18, when he ignored a request to stop as he rode his bicycle in Leytonstone last November.

Anticipating that he was riding to Cathall Road, police took a short cut and managed to catch up with him in nearby Harrow Road.

He was arrested and officers later discovered he was storing drugs inside his body.

After being released on bail, he was stopped again in Trinity Close, Leytonstone, four days later.

A second search discovered yet more drugs concealed in his body.

He was also in possession of £500 and three mobile phones.

On Wednesday February 9 Kingsley, of Norman Road in Leytonstone, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

He was sentenced to three and a half years at a young offenders institution.

The judge also ordered that the money seized from Kingsley should be confiscated and used for funding future anti-drug operations.

Kingsley was stopped on both occasions by police from the Met's Territorial Support Group (TSG) who were drafted into the borough last year to give extra support to officers following an upsurge in youth violence.

Inspector James Poulain from the TSG said: "This is an excellent example of the proactive work of officers from the TSG in disrupting local drug dealers"

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10:16am Tue 15 Feb 11

myopinioncounts says...

I hope his home, if it is state funded, has been confiscated?
I hope his home, if it is state funded, has been confiscated? myopinioncounts
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1:58am Wed 16 Feb 11

EducateCommunities says...

Oh well if he don't care why should we, guilty as charged once but twice in a week, he is not very good at his choice of work needs to change his job.

Unemployed and headed for prison I hope he learns his lesson but very much doubt it going by his MUG SHOT.

Shame on him for selling **** and becoming just another number and statistic, what a waste of time and his life.

No respect for him but it's his family that will pay the real price for his stupid actions especially his mother.
Oh well if he don't care why should we, guilty as charged once but twice in a week, he is not very good at his choice of work needs to change his job. Unemployed and headed for prison I hope he learns his lesson but very much doubt it going by his MUG SHOT. Shame on him for selling **** and becoming just another number and statistic, what a waste of time and his life. No respect for him but it's his family that will pay the real price for his stupid actions especially his mother. EducateCommunities
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11:35am Wed 16 Feb 11

Sam Hain says...

"storing drugs inside his body"? Would this by any chance be a polite euphemism for what I understand is known in street parlance as the 'Chatham Pocket'?
"storing drugs inside his body"? Would this by any chance be a polite euphemism for what I understand is known in street parlance as the 'Chatham Pocket'? Sam Hain
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