County Lines drug dealer jailed for four years
A man from Croydon will spend four years in prison for dealing Class A and Class B drugs in North Surrey as part of a county lines drug dealing operation.
Gavian Katty, 25, of Bothwell Road in Croydon, was sentenced at Guildford Crown Court on Thursday, 24 May after pleading guilty to drugs offences.
When officers from the Spelthorne Area Policing Team arrested Katty back in April 2016 after a routine traffic stop on Gaston Bridge Road in Shepperton, they found and seized approximately £1800 worth of class A and B drugs plus £330 cash.
Further searches of Katty and his vehicle using a specialist drugs dog revealed bags of cocaine and several bags of cannabis. Also in the vehicle was a balaclava, two mobile phones and gloves. A search at his then address in Feltham revealed a larger quantity of high purity cocaine in addition to weighing scales and other drug paraphernalia.
He was subsequently charged with Possession with intent to supply Class A & B drugs.
PC Dan Cusack, who led the investigation, said: “Katty was traveling down from London into Surrey as part of an organised crime group expanding their drugs line in to our communities to make more money.
“Katty was well known to the Metropolitan Police associated with gang related activity and our streets are now safer without him on them.
“We take a zero tolerance approach to drug dealing in Surrey and hopefully this sentence will help deter other criminals from coming into our county to commit these offences.
“I urge anyone with information about drug dealing in their communities to call us on 101 (999 in an emergency).”