Man sentenced for drug offences – High Wycombe
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Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a man has been sentenced for drug offences in High Wycombe.
Jitinder Johal, aged 36, of Priory Avenue, High Wycombe, was sentenced to three years and five months’ imprisonment at Aylesbury Crown Court on Wednesday 31 March.
He pleaded guilty to four counts of possession with intent to supply a class A drug, namely cocaine and heroin, as well as one count of driving a motor vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified limit.
On 6 July 2020, Johal was stopped by officers in Priory Avenue where he dropped a package containing drugs.
Then on 10 August 2020, officers stopped the car Johal was driving in Temple End where he attempted to discard a package containing drugs. A roadside drugs test was conducted and found that Johal was over the prescribed limit of cocaine.
Johal was charged on 11 August 2020.
Investigating officer, PC John Watson, based at High Wycombe police station, said: “Johal was caught with a quantity of drugs on two separate occasions.
“Throughout the court process Johal denied his involvement and attempted to mitigate his guilt, in an attempt to reduce his sentence. Through the partnership working of Thames Valley Police and the CPS, we were able to prove his culpability, and his sentencing reflects this.
“The supply and distribution of drugs in our communities causes untold damage, and through our Stronghold campaign, Thames Valley Police will continue to work in partnership to tackle serious organised crime and stop those who seek to exploit vulnerable people for their own means.
“Anyone concerned about drug-related crime in their area or who thinks someone may be a victim of drug exploitation, is encouraged to call us on 101, or 999 in an emergency. You can also report online or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”