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Maidstone dealer jailed after police raid found drugs and samurai sword

A drug dealer from Maidstone has been jailed after Kent Police raided his flat and found a Samurai sword and £520 of drugs.

As part of crackdown on knife crime and other related offences, officers searched a house in Wallis Avenue, Maidstone, on March 20.

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Multiple officers storms Bigg’s flat. Courtesy of Kent Police

Police smashed through the front door using a battering ram and discovered Ian Bigg sitting on the couch with a samurai sword in close proximity, alongside 27 small bags of crack cocaine, a single bag of crack cocaine and a stash of herbal cannabis.

Police seized the drugs amounting to a street value of £5200, alongside the sword, electric scales, deal phones and cash.

Bigg was arrested and charged with possession of crack cocaine and cannabis with intent to supply.

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The dealer has a samurai sword for protection. Courtesy of Kent Police

The 39-year-old pleaded guilty at Maidstone Crown Court was sentenced to 3 years and 3 months in prison.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Billie-Louise Keane said: “Bigg intended to deal class A and B drugs to local people and in doing so cause misery within the local community.

“He should be ashamed of his conduct and a prison sentence will ensure the most vulnerable are protected from his criminality.”

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Discovery of the sword. Courtesy of Kent Police

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