A DRUG dealer who sold heroin to vulnerable users has been jailed.

Jordan Catt, of Park Croft, Polegate, operated the “CJ” telephone line in Eastbourne to supply the Class A drug between September last year and February.

He pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of a class A drug and was sentenced to six years in prison at Lewes Crown Court.

The unemployed 27-year-old was arrested at an address in Pevensey Road in Eastbourne on February 10, with officers seizing “burner” phones and his own personal phone in his room.

Police found evidence from the phones which proved he was the person operating the line, with the burner phones sending bulk marketing messages to potential drug-using customers in Eastbourne.

The investigation also revealed how Catt used the burner phones to make personal phones to his dentist, a vet surgery and to taxi firms who he called to his personal address.

Following the case, Detective Constable Glen Saunders said: “We are pleased with the outcome of this case. Through our join work to investigate Catt, we have disrupted the supply of class A drugs in Eastbourne.

“Catt was dealing heroin over a considerable period, and was supplying to vulnerable users in the town.

“This outcome demonstrates our determination to catch offenders dealing drugs which cause so much harm to our communities.”

Officers from Sussex Police, Surrey Police and the Metropolitan Police worked together as part of a joint operation under Operation Orochi and Operation Centurion to disrupt “county lines” drug dealing in Sussex.

Anyone concerned about drug dealing, anti-social behaviour and crime in their community are urged to contact police online or by calling 101.