A DRUG dealer snared in a major police operation to tackle drug and gang crime in London Road has been jailed for supplying crack cocaine and heroin.
Jason Kissi-Brown, 34, from Bromley, was jailed for five years and four months at Croydon Crown Court on Tuesday, January 13, after he pleaded guilty to supplying crack cocaine and heroin on three separate occasions in November 2014.
He was one of 16 people arrested after a series of dawn raids at 15 addresses across south London on 11 December.
The Advertiser was present at one of the raids in Waddon, which were the culmination of months of work by police and Croydon Council to tackle drug dealing in London Road after complaints from residents and businesses.
Detective Inspector Guy Carmichael, from the Met's Trident Gang Command, said he hoped the conviction would be the first of many.
"This should send a strong and clear message out to people that if you get involved in drug dealing, then we will target you and we will put you before the courts
"Kissi-Brown now faces a considerable time behind bars and this is good news for the local community in the West Croydon and Broad Green area."
Specialist criminal finance officers are now also investigating Kissi-Brown's finances under the Proceeds of Crime Act, which could lead to them applying to confiscate any assets gained through his criminality.
Some 13 other defendants caught during the raids still face separate charges in the courts.