Officers were on a patrol in town’s Tram Road on Friday 14 January 2022 after receiving information that drugs were being dealt in the area.
After witnessing suspicious activity in a car park, officers followed and stopped a Range Rover in which Tomas Molnar was travelling along The Leas.
Molnar, of Broadmead Road, Folkestone, had around £350-worth of cocaine in his possession and he was arrested at the scene.
A search of his home further uncovered more than £3,000 in cash, around £3,000-worth of cocaine, a knuckle duster, nunchucks and a mobile phone which had been used to send messages advertising drugs and arranging deals.
Molnar was charged with and later admitted possession of cocaine with intent to supply, possession of weapons and possession of criminal property, relating to the cash.
The 20-year-old was jailed for a total of two years and three months at Canterbury Crown Court on Thursday 21 April.
PC Nicholas Webb, investigating officer for the County Lines and Gangs Team, said: ‘The alertness of our officers on the day of this arrest has led to the seizure of a large amount of class A drugs, weapons and criminal cash.
‘We will continue to work every day in Kent’s towns to detect and arrest those who bring in drugs that spread misery in the community.
‘I hope this sentencing sends out a message that those who get involved in drug dealing will be tracked down and sent to jail.’