Man sentenced for drugs offences – Reading
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A man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for drugs offences that were committed in Reading.
Francis Nala-Hartley, of Edgecombe Road in Oxford, pleaded guilty to a count of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs at Reading Crown Court on 26 April this year.
On Monday 14 June, Nala-Hartley returned to the same court for sentencing, and was jailed for three years and four months.
On 21 April this year, officers attended a property in Southampton Street in Reading, where they located Nala-Hartley inside, who was found to be in possession of cocaine and heroin.
He was arrested the same day, and charged the next, (22/4).
Investigating officer, PC Zachary Rowe, of Reading police station, said: “Francis Nala-Hartley has pleaded guilty to being in possession of Class A drugs, which pose a real risk to the communities that Thames Valley Police want to keep safe.
“On attending this property in Southampton Street, he was arrested and swiftly charged. Due to the strong evidence against him, Nala-Hartley pleaded guilty in court and has been sentenced accordingly.
“Let this be a reminder to anyone in our communities who wishes to participate in drug dealing. Thames Valley Police will be in hot pursuit of you and we will make arrests and work tirelessly to bring offenders to justice.
“Through our Stronghold campaign, we are committed to working in partnership to tackle serious organised crime and exploitation.
“If you think you’ve come across unlawful drug activity, you can make a report online or by calling 101.
“You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.”