A Loughton cocaine dealer has been jailed for six years.

Essex Police’s dedicated drugs team – Operation Raptor – executed a warrant at Spencer Smith’s home in Church Hill on January 24.

Officers searching his home seized seven phones, three Rolex watches, cocaine, cannabis, drug paraphernalia, and around £5,000 in cash.

The 30-year-old, who claimed he fitted blinds for a living, was arrested along with a 32-year-old woman who has since been told she faces no further action.

He will now go through the Proceeds of Crime Act process, in order to identify funds which are the suspected outcome of criminal deeds which will then be seized.

Smith entered guilty pleas to offering to supply a controlled drug and possession of criminal property at Chelmsford Crown Court on Thursday, May 13.

He will serve six years for supplying the drugs, and a three-year sentence for possession of criminal property will run concurrently.

Detective Sergeant James Paget, of Operation Raptor West, said: “Thanks to the hard work of our officers, Smith will be behind bars for a significant amount of time for his crimes.

“He had no choice but to enter guilty pleas to these offences due to the evidence we had against him.

“Powdered cocaine is just as dangerous as any other Class A drug. Like everything else, it can still ruin lives and still exploits those with addictions.

“Smith did all of that, without remorse, so that he could fund his lavish lifestyle which, thankfully, won’t be so glamorous for the next few years.”

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