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Man sentenced to prison for drugs supply offence – Reading

News   •   Jan 09, 2019 15:58 GMT

Zigmond Allen

Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a man from Reading has been jailed for a drugs offence.

Zigmond Allen, aged 25, of Caroline Court, Reading, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to supply class A drugs – cocaine – in a hearing at Reading Crown Court on Tuesday (8/1).

Allen was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment at the same hearing.

At around 5pm on Friday 30 November 2018, officers identified a suspicious vehicle being driven by Allen in Friar Street, Reading, and stopped and searched him and the vehicle.

Allen was arrested on suspicion of drugs offences, and a further search of his home located almost £1100 in cash and a quantity of cocaine.

Allen was charged and remanded in custody the following day.

After entering his guilty plea, Allen was jailed and also ordered to forfeit £1060 in cash.

Investigating officer PC Katie Poole, based at Reading police station, said: “Preventing the supply of class A drugs is a top priority for Thames Valley Police.

“Drugs supply causes untold harm to our communities and pursuing those responsible and ensuring that they also forfeit their criminal assets is pivotal in our Stronghold campaign.

“I would urge anybody who has any information concerning the supply of drugs to report this to Thames Valley Police via 101, or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”