11:04 am, Wed 06 Nov 2013
Former clinic employees jailed
Two former employees of Dartford health clinic who illegally sold slimming drugs to people across the UK have each been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Lisa Casey, 52 and Tracey Walsh, 50 appeared at Maidstone Crown Court yesterday.
The pair pleaded guilty to four offences of possession with intent to supply class C controlled prescription drugs.
When the two women left the slimming clinic in Dartford in July 2012, they contacted the drug manufacturers who supplied the clinic and sent them forged prescription orders.
They sold them to customers throughout the UK and Ireland without any medical supervision and against government regulations.
Detectives found they had obtained 110,000 appetite suppressant tablets over a period of 10 months before police intervention stopped their illegal £100,000 operation.
3:07 pm, Thu 17 Oct 2013
Man jailed for pawning family war medals for drug habit
A man from Chatham has been jailed for pawning family war medals and stealing nearly £9,000 from his deceased mother’s account to fund his drug habit.
29-year-old Brendan Cameron admitted to charges of theft, fraud and possession of crack cocaine, cannabis and heroin at Medway Magistrates’ Court on 2nd September.
He was sentenced yesterday at Maidstone Crown Court to 10 months in prison.
Cameron pawned a naval medal from WWI and another medal from WWII for £522.
A debit card owned by his mother and his grandmother was also stolen and £8,774 withdrawn.
He later admitted that he had withdrawn the cash from the account over a three-week period to fund his drug habit.
His actions following the death of his mother were nothing short of disgraceful with no consideration for the impact it would have on an already grieving family.
I hope this sentence will give him an opportunity to reflect on the depths that he has sunk to in committing these terrible crimes.
– PC Neil Bowdery, Investigating officer
12:48 pm, Wed 16 Oct 2013
Drugs dealer jailed for 3 years
A drug dealer has been jailed for three years following an undercover police investigation into the drug supply in Gravesend.
Brian Warrington was sentenced for three years at Maidstone Crown Court after pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of cocaine.
Warrington was arrested in August after a five month operation in which he offered to supply cocaine to an undercover police officer.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Chris Weatherstone of Kent Police said,
This investigation involved an officer working undercover to get to the heart of a local drug dealing network in Gravesham.
Whilst the quantities of Class A drugs might have been small, disrupting this network can only be a good things as we look to keep drugs off our streets."
– Detective Constable Chris Weatherstone
5:43 pm, Tue 07 May 2013
Lottery £79k fraud sentencing
by David Johns (@davidjohns_itv)
A shop assistant has received a 12 month suspended jail sentence after he tried to trick a customer out of his lottery winnings. Maidstone Crown Court heard that a syndicate member was left hunting through bags of rubbish for his ticket.
The shopkeeper told him he'd won just ten pounds, so he could pocket the money himself. David Johns reports, speaking to syndicate leader Callum Crosier.
10:42 am, Mon 14 Jan 2013
Ex-policeman jailed for life
A former policeman has been jailed for life for stabbing his estranged wife to death. Ivan Esack has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum tariff of 28 years for killing his estranged wife Natalie at her hair salon. The case has been heard at Maidstone Crown Court.