A county lines drug-dealer from Croydon has been jailed after a police dog found heroin and crack cocaine in the air vent of his car.

Jaisha Williams, 23, was sentenced to seven years and ten months yesterday at Canterbury Crown Court, having been found guilty of possessing both substances with intent to supply.

Police found 60 wraps of the class A substances when his Vauxhall Insignia was stopped on Connaught Road, Dover, on September 19, by a specialist unit targetting organised criminals linked to drug dealing.

A 16-month-old Cocker Spaniel, PD Charlie, confirmed their suspicions after he uncovered heroin and crack cocaine in the car's air vent.

Following further analysis, officers found the items to had a street value of up to £1,200.

In addition to the drugs, £800 in cash from was seized from William’s pocket, which he claimed was for purchasing a van.

His mobile phone was also seized and an analysis of its messages confirmed he was working for a county line supplying drugs in Dover.

Police Constable Jake Griffiths, Kent Police’s investigating officer for the case, said: "Despite being fully aware of the devastating impact drug abuse can have on individuals, their family and the wider community, Williams chose to make money out of people struggling with drug problems.

"We have no tolerance for such activity in Kent and anyone who travels to our county with the intention of supplying class A drugs should be aware that we have resources across the county who specialise in bringing them to justice."