A DRUG dealer was found with a mobile phone and £2,000 in cash during a police raid.

Nkrumah McKenzie, 31, had links to dealing in Crawley and in London as a “county lines” operator.

This is where drug dealing gangs from London send out supplies to neighbouring counties, often using youngsters from those places to deliver drugs and complete deals.

Officers from both the Metropolitan Police and Sussex Police executed search warrants at addresses linked to McKenzie in May. It included at Commonwealth Drive in Crawley, and at his address in Flora Gardens in Hammersmith.

At Lewes Crown Court McKenzie admitted two counts of being concerned in the supply of cocaine and heroin. He was jailed for four and a half years and ordered to forfeit the cash that was found.

Detective Sergeant Peter Yarrow of Sussex Police said the force will continue to work with officers around the country to try to stop the supply of drugs into communities here.

He said: “This successful investigation resulted from close working and sharing of intelligence between the Metropolitan Police and ourselves. A ‘County Lines’ drug supply route between London and Crawley has been completely disrupted and we continue to work with colleagues in London on similar operations involving Sussex.”