Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, two men have been jailed for drug offences in Maidenhead.
Declan Tye, aged 26, from Foliejohn Way, Cox Green, Maidenhead and Sebastien Ford, aged 36, from Basford Way, Windsor, were both sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Friday (5/7).
Tye pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply a class A drug, heroin, possession with intent to supply a class A drug, crack cocaine and possession of criminal property.
Ford pleaded guilty to being concerned in supplying a class A drug, heroin, being concerned in supplying a class A drug, crack cocaine, and possession of criminal property.
At around 6.20pm on 28 May, Tye and Ford were arrested following a stop and search in Braywick Road. They were both charged the following day.
Tye was sentenced to 3 years and 2 months’ imprisonment.
Ford was sentenced to 3 years and 9 months’ imprisonment.
Investigating officer PC Ben Phillips based at Maidenhead police station, said: “The arrest, conviction and sentence of these two men shows how impactful stop and search can be.
“This investigation involved numerous officers and members of police staff and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their work on this case.
“The supply or involvement in the supply of drugs will not be tolerated within the Thames Valley.
“The most vulnerable members of our communities are affected by drug offences, we work tirelessly, along with help and information from the local community, to make sure those who seek to profit from drugs supply will be put before the courts.
“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 via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”