Updated: Man jailed for possession with intent to supply heroin and cocaine- Newbury

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A man has been sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for drugs offences.

Wasim Hussain, aged 21, of Mulgrave Road, Middlesborough, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to supply cocaine and to one count of possession with intent to supply heroin.

Hussain was arrested following a stop and search on Thursday 22 June 2017 at around 4.30pm in Greenham, Newbury. 

On his arrest officers discovered 22 wraps of heroin and 72 wraps of crack cocaine.

Further investigation found that Hussain was linked to “County Lines” drug dealing.

Following his arrest Hussain was charged by postal notification on 22 September 2017, and attended Reading Crown Court on Wednesday (10/1) where he pleaded guilty and was sentenced on the same day.

Investigating officer, PC James Botto, based at Newbury police station, said: “This case is another example of county line drug dealing and the conviction shows how Thames Valley Police and the Crown Prosecution service are committed to investigating such offences and bringing offenders to justice.

“No matter what the level of involvement is regarding drug supply the authorities will seek to prosecute. In this case Hussain was transporting drugs into Newbury from the London area for others to sell. Without this courier service there would be no supply and the conviction reflects the seriousness of his actions”.

Note to Editors

Updated with arrest location. 

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