A drug dealer who boasted about his ill-gotten gains in selfies has been jailed for six years

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A drug dealer who posted selfie pictures with a wad of fanned-out notes he gained from his crimes has been jailed for six years.

Jason Smith, 27, struck a jubilant pose by smiling with his tongue out as he handled the large sum of mostly £10 and £20 notes.

But the image fell into the hands of police when it was found on a media player after he was arrested for possessing cannabis at a property in High Street, Milton Regis, Kent, on October 24 last year.

(Kent Police/PA)
(Kent Police/PA)

Police then seized around 1,500 ecstasy tablets with an estimated street value of up to £15,000 at the building, along with traces of other drugs including amphetamine.

Smith, of Boxley Road, Maidstone, was jailed at Maidstone Crown Court on December 2 after being found guilty of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug, Kent Police said.

Detective Constable Phil Pead said: "If there had been any doubts that Jason Smith was benefiting financially from the sale of Class A drugs, they were erased by the photos he took of himself holding such large quantities of cash.

"He was clearly very pleased with himself and displayed little concern for the customers whose health he helped put at risk by supplying them with such a dangerous product.

"Hopefully he will ask himself if it was really worth it while he spends the next few years behind bars."