Man jailed for drug offences and assault – Reading
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Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a man has been jailed for drug offences and an assault in Reading.
Byron Haines, aged 31, of HMP Bullingdon, was sentenced to four years and eight months in prison at Reading Crown Court on Friday (12/8).
He pleaded guilty to two counts of being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug of class A, namely heroin and crack cocaine, and one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
At 6am on 11 April, officers arrested Haines on Oxford Road, Reading, after witnessing him conducting several drug deals within plain sight of the police station.
He was found with a large quantity of cash and a phone, which showed he was involved in the running of a county drugs line.
During his arrest, Haines bit an officer on his forearm, which required medical attention.
Haines was charged on 12 April.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Aimee Usher, of the Stronghold team based at Reading police station, said: “The Stronghold team will proactively and robustly target and prosecute offenders involved in the supply of drugs.
“Our activity will be both visible and covert, aimed at disrupting and pursuing offenders.
“Information from the public around the drug supply offences in Reading plays an important role in developing intelligence into a proactive investigation.
“If you have any such information, I would encourage you to report it to us by calling 101 or through the online reporting tool on our website.
“You can also report information completely anonymously to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.”