Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a man from Derby has been sentenced for drug offences.
Abdalla Ali, aged 23 of Havelock Road, Derby, appeared at Reading Crown Court on Tuesday 11 April, where he pleaded guilty to the offences.
At around 8.30pm on 16 February, officers witnessed Ali doing a drug deal on Bagshot Road in Bracknell. Ali was detained and found to be in possession of 103 wraps of Class A drugs and a hunting knife.
He was charged on 17 February.
At Tuesday’s appearance, Ali was issued with an 18 month sentence, suspended for 18 months for supplying a controlled drug – Class A – Cocaine, possess with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class A – Cocaine and possess with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class A – Heroin, to run concurrently. He was also given a four month consecutive sentence, suspended for 18 months, for having a sharply pointed blade/article in a public place.
Investigating officer, PC Richard Peek from Bracknell and Wokingham LPA, said: “This arrest forms part of a force-wide initiative to tackle drugs and serious organised crime, as part of our Stronghold campaign.
“Thames Valley Police is committed to tackling the misuse and supply of controlled drugs within our communities, and I hope this case sends a clear message that this kind of criminality will not be tolerated.
“We would ask the public to keep informing us of any suspicious activity in their area, so we can act on this intelligence to target offending and provide support to those victims who play an unwilling part.”