A Northampton man was one of a gang of nine jailed for a total of 43 years after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply drugs.
Mi-hat Cerri, 33, of Spencer Bridge Road, Northampton, received five years at Maidstone Crown Court on Friday for his part in a major drug conspiracy which was smashed in an undercover police operation in the county.
The other eight defendants who all came from Kent received sentences ranging from two years to six years nine months - seven for their roles in the conspiracy and the other for money laundering.
Prosecutor Edward Fowler said the conspiracy between February and June last year involved about £250,000 worth of cocaine.
He said the undercover officers saw “kilo size” packages of cocaine worth £50,000 being handed over. The high purity drug would be bulked up with other cutting agents to produce four times as much when sold on the street.
As he passed sentence Judge Charles Macdonald QC said personal mitigation carried little weight and deterrent sentences for the wholesale distribution of high purity cocaine were called for.