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Drug dealer caught with fully-charged stun gun disguised as mobile phone

Credit: Kent Police

A heroin dealer who was caught carrying a stun gun disguised as an iPhone has been jailed for almost eight years.

Stephen Smith had what appeared to be three mobile phones on him when he was arrested for drug offences in Maidstone in 2014.

But when officers tested them they discovered one was a weapon which could be used to incapacitate people.

Quantities of heroin and cocaine were also found in his car. More drugs were found when Smith, of Hart Dyke Road, Swanley, was searched, some of which had fallen down his trouser leg.

Deal bags, cash and mobile phones were also seized and Smith was arrested.

Stephen Smith was jailed for almost eight years Credit: Kent Police

Officers found they were unable to activate one of the phones and further research revealed the device was a disguised electronic stun device, capable of emitting a powerful shock.

It was charged and in full working order.

Forensic tests on the drugs seized revealed Smith had been in possession of almost 11 grams of cocaine and around 24 grams of heroin.

He was jailed by Maidstone Crown Court for seven years and eight months.

He had previously pleaded guilty to counts of possessing heroin and cocaine with intent to supply and to possessing a concealed weapon.

I'm very pleased the court has recognised the devastating impact drugs have on local communities. This is a significant sentence and one which supports our on-going efforts to deal robustly with anyone involved in the supply of drugs.

– Detective Inspector James Derham, Kent Police
Stun gun disguised as a mobile phone Credit: Kent Police