Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a man has been sentenced to a total of three years and four months in prison after he was convicted of drugs and driving offences.
Jay Wylde, aged 35, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to supply a class A drug – crack cocaine and one count of dangerous driving, at a hearing at Reading Crown Court.
At 1.45pm on Wednesday 28 November 2018, officers noticed a man exchanging items in a vehicle in Great Knollys Street, Reading.
Officers attempted to stop the car, being driven by Wylde.
Wylde failed to stop and collided with a stationary vehicle. He then fled the vehicle on foot before being caught by officers and arrested on suspicion of drugs supply. A search of the vehicle discovered a number of wraps of class A drugs.
Wylde was charged the following day (29/11) and was remanded in custody.
At his hearing at Reading Crown Court on Monday (28/1), Wylde admitted both charges. He was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment for drugs supply and four months for dangerous driving, the sentences to run consecutively.
Investigating officer PC Katie Poole, of the Reading Stronghold team, said: “Tackling organised drug dealing remains a top priority for Thames Valley Police. This conviction and sentence shows that criminal behaviour will not be tolerated in our communities.
“We are committed to protecting the most vulnerable people in our communities.”