A man from Bromley has been jailed for more than five years for supplying crack cocaine and heroin, after he was targeted in a major police operation to tackle drugs and gang crime in and around West Croydon.
Jason Kissi-Brown, 34 (08.05.80), of Market Square, Bromley, was sentenced to five years, four months imprisonment at Croydon Crown Court on Tuesday, 13 January after he pleaded guilty to three counts of supplying crack cocaine and three counts of supplying heroin on three separate occasions in November 2014.
Kissi-Brown was arrested on 11 December, 2014 as part of an operation led by the Metâ€™s Trident Gang Crime Command to target drug and gang crime in the West Croydon area.
He was one of 16 people arrested following a series of dawn raids at 15 addresses across south London on 11 December. The raids were the culmination of several months of work between police and local partners, including the local authority to tackle drug dealing in the area following complaints from local residents and business community.
Detective Inspector Guy Carmichael, from Trident, who led the operation said: â€œThis is the first result from the operation we carried out last month and I hope that it is the first of many.
â€œThis 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.â€
Specialist criminal finance officers are now also investigating Kissi-Brownâ€™s finances under the Proceeds of Crime Act to with a view to apply through the courts to confiscate any assets found that are believed to have been gained as a result of his criminal activity.