Ramsgate drug dealer jailed for 3 years

Jailed: Aston Cocks

A man from Ramsgate has been jailed for three years for drug dealing following work by police in Thanet.

Aston Cocks was found with class A drug MDMA, class C drug pregabalin and £450 in cash during a warrant at his Sussex Street home.

He later admitted possession of drugs with intent to supply, being concerned in the supply of drugs and possession of criminal property.

The 27-year-old was jailed for three years when he was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court on Thursday, July 22.

Thanet’s Community Policing Team carried out the warrant on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, following intelligence that Cocks was dealing drugs.

They found MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy, with a street value of around £700 and more than 30 tablets of pregabalin.

A lock-up used by Cocks at Ramsgate Harbour was then searched and evidence was found that it had been used to produce crack cocaine.

Analysis of Cocks’ phone showed he had been arranging drug deals with local users.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Mark Huttley, of Kent Police’s Criminal Investigation Department, said: “Drug dealing all too often leads to other forms of criminality which impact on our community.

“Kent Police is determined to disrupt drug networks at every possible opportunity and I am pleased this investigation has seen another committed criminal removed from the streets of Thanet.”


  1. Bit more photogenic than those ones the other day. Looks like he’s posing for a school photo. “COCKS! Get to the front of the class. You’ve been a very naughty boy. And wipe that ridiculous smile off your face”

  2. its a one way ticket for this trash – they never change , theres probably more drugs for him in prison for him than there is around here. lets hope mother nature sorts this out in the end !

  3. TWO YEARS AGO, is this correct?

    Why did it take so long?

    1. Brexit.
    2. Covid.
    3. All of the above.

  4. You might call me stupid (ok, ok, that’s enough), but is there a difference between cocaine, and crack cocaine, and if so what?

  5. Waste of police time! Decriminalise drugs, and the problem will go away! It works in other countries, and then the police could get on with doing something useful.

Comments are closed.