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Drug dealers Joshua James, Harry Bishop and Connor Stelfox jailed for selling cocaine, cannabis and MDMA in Dartford

PUBLISHED: 17:39 31 August 2017

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The trio were sentenced earlier this month

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Three drug dealers have been jailed for selling cocaine, cannabis and MDMA in Dartford.

Joshua James, 22 from Colt Stead in New Ash Green was first arrested by police in November 2014 after he was caught with cocaine, cannabis and mobile phones.

DNA later linked a bag containing the drugs to James and 21-year-old Harry Bishop of Danehill Walk in Sidcup.

Both men were charged with Class A and B drug offences for the cocaine and cannabis respectively.

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A month later, 20-year-old Connor Stelfox of Merryweather Close and James were spotted by officers throwing items as they fled police in Trevithick Drive, Dartford,

Both were arrested, with drugs found on both of them and a bag found nearby with cannabis and MDMA, both men were charged with class A and B drug offences.

In April last year, Bishop was arrested and charged for a second time when he was stopped in a Vauxhall Astra with a bag of cocaine hidden in the driver’s seat and more wraps of the class A drug on his person.

Following incidents involving motor vehicles in March and November 2016 Bishop was also charged with two counts of dangerous driving.

All three men were sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court on Friday, August 18.

Bishop was jailed for seven years and 10 months, James for five years and Stelfox will spend two-and-a-half years in a young offenders institution.

The three men were sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court on Friday 18 August 2017.

Investigating officer DC Debbie Cummings said: “Bishop, James and Stelfox were all caught with Class A drugs and each had a clear intention to sell them in the local community.

“Drug dealing blights communities and those selfish enough to take part make a dishonest profit out of some of the most vulnerable people in society.

“Their sentences are a clear message to other offenders in Dartford. Kent Police will always robustly deal with these offences and officers will always ensure offenders get the punishment they deserve.”

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