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Man sentenced for drug offences – Reading

News   •   Dec 04, 2018 11:59 GMT

Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a man has been jailed for drug offences.

Kaine Bentley-Simmonds, aged 18, of Thames Reach, Reading, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply class A drugs, namely cocaine, and possession with intent to supply class B drugs, namely cannabis at Reading Crown Court yesterday (3/11).

He was jailed for two years.

The charges relate to an incident on 30 October this year, when Bentley-Simmonds was stopped by police and then subsequently made off.

He then discarded a rucksack that he had with him, which was found by officers and contained a quantity of cocaine, cannabis and cash. Bentley-Simmonds was located shortly after and arrested.

He was charged the next day and remanded into custody until his conviction at Reading Crown Court yesterday (3/11).

Investigating Officer PC Zachary Rowe, of the Reading Stronghold Team, said: “The organised supply of drugs is a priority for Thames Valley Police.

“The most vulnerable members of our communities are affected by class A drugs, the Stronghold Team work tirelessly to make sure those who seek to profit from drugs supply will be put before the courts.

“The Stronghold campaign works with our partners to prevent serious and organised crime.

“We would ask anyone who is aware of drug dealing in the community to please report it to the police on our non-emergency number 101, online or anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”