A man has been sentenced to over five years in jail for supplying crack cocaine and heroin after police carried out dawn drug raids last December.
Jason Kissi-Brown, 34, from Bromley, was sentenced to five years and four months at Croydon Crown court on Tuesday. Kissi-Brown pleaded guilty to three counts of supplying crack cocaine and heroin in November 2014.
More than 150 officers were involved in the raids that executed 15 warrants at addresses across Croydon, Lambeth, Sutton, Lewisham and Bromley at 04:45 am on December 10 2014.
The raid was an effort to tackle the supply of Class A and B drugs in west Croydon and was the culmination of months of surveillance work.
The operation was led by the Metropolitan Police Trident Gang Crime Command, with officers also being drawn from the Metropolitan Police in Croydon and City of London forces.
Referencing Kissi-Brown’s arrest Detective Inspector Guy Carmichael said: “This is the first result from the operation we carried out last month and I hope that it is the first of many.”
“This should send a strong and clear message out to people that if you get involved in drug dealing, then we will target you and we will put you before the courts.”
“Kissi-Brown now faces a considerable time behind bars and this is good news for the local community in the west Croydon and Broad Green area.”
According to Metropolitan Police: “Criminal finance officers are now investigating Kissi-Brown’s financial situation under the Proceeds of Crime Act with a view to apply through the courts to confiscate any assets found that are believed to have been gained as a result of his criminal activity.”
Another 13 defendants arrested in the December raids will face separate drugs-related charges in courts across London.
None of these are directly related to the charges made against Kissi-Brown.