Sittingbourne Dealer Handed A Three Year Sentence

Sittingbourne Dealer Handed A Three Year Sentence

A man who set up a cannabis factory in his Sittingbourne home has been sent to prison.

Mark Kennett, aged 53 and previously of Harold Road in Sittingbourne, pleaded guilty to producing cannabis and possessing LSD with intent to supply after being arrested for the offences in November.

Police carried out a search of his house on Thursday 6th November after receiving information of drugs in the area. They found eight plants growing in the loft, with a street value of around £600. In addition, they found nine smaller plants growing in a cupboard under the stairs and a pot filled with herbal cannabis thought to have a street value of up to £580. Officers also located 690 tabs of LSD, with a street value of around £3,450.

Kennett appeared at Medway Magistrates' Court the next day and was remanded in custody. He was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court on Friday (12th December) to 44 months in prison.

Detective Constable Aaron Chapman, the investigating officer at Kent Police, told SFM News: "Drugs are dangerous and so I am pleased we have prevented hundreds of pounds worth of cannabis and LSD from reaching the streets. Kennett was arrested while he was on licence after being convicted of drugs offences in 2009. He is now back behind bars and unable to supply illegal substances in our communities. We take drugs cultivation and supply very seriously and will continue to disrupt offenders and put them before the courts."

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