A 21-YEAR-OLD man from Kent has been jailed for three years for dealing hard drugs on the streets of Salisbury.

Faysal Gafow, of Orpington, admitted being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin and possessing criminal property.

He was sentenced at Salisbury Crown Court on Wednesday (November 29).

Gafow was caught when officers carried out a welfare check at a property in Cherry Close, Salisbury, on October 24.

Due to the suspicious behaviour of the occupant, officers broke in and found two drugs gang members inside – one of whom was Gafow.

He was seen holding a mobile phone which officers knew had been active in Salisbury for the past few weeks.

It contained messages offering crack cocaine and heroin for sale.

He was also found with £1,015 in cash which he could not account for.

PC Simon Margetts of Wiltshire Police said: “We initially attended the address to carry out a welfare check on the occupant who is a vulnerable person.

"It is extremely concerning to then discover an individual like Gafow inside. He was clearly using the property as a base to sell class A drugs to other vulnerable people within our communities.

“The dedicated crime team aims to target these individuals who are nearly always from out of county.

"They are commonly known as county line drug networks – they supply drugs from large cities to vulnerable people in rural towns or small cities because they think they will be able to run their ‘businesses’ without being noticed.

"This is simply not the case and we will do all that we can to interrupt the supply of class A drugs in Wiltshire and protect the most vulnerable people in society.

"County lines pose a significant risk to our communities and we will do all that we can to bring offenders to justice.”

If you suspect drug activity in your area, call police on 101.