Drug dealer Carlos Djass, 29, controlled one of the largest drugs lines in Peterborough, a court heard.
Djass was arrested on 1 February after the Neighbourhood Support Team (NST) carried out a warrant at his home in London Road, Hempstead, Peterborough.
A mobile phone, later confirmed to be the ‘deal line’ for a drugs operation running in the city, was found in his bed.
Analysis of it showed thousands of text messages being sent out in bulk offering the sale of crack cocaine to ‘customers’ across Peterborough and the surrounding areas.
A download of his ‘personal’ mobile phone found a video showing Djass holding a large rock of crack cocaine in his kitchen.
He appeared at Cambridge Crown Court on Friday (14 July) where he was sentenced to three years in prison after previously admitting being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine.
Detective Constable Angus Cashman, who investigated, said: “Djass had been controlling one of the largest drugs lines in Peterborough.
“Through a combination of intelligence gathering between our Neighbourhood Support Team and intelligence department, we were able to identify him as the line holder and execute the warrant at his home address where we caught him red-handed with the deal line phone.”
Anyone with information or concerns about drugs and report to police via the dedicated drugs information web page.
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