Man sentenced to prison for drugs offences – Reading
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Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a man has been jailed after he was convicted of drugs offences in Reading.
Akaash Nazir, aged 25, of St Margarets Avenue, Bradford, pleaded guilty to a count each of possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine in a hearing at Reading Crown Court on Thursday (28/7).
He also admitted one count of acquiring/using/possessing criminal property and driving a motor vehicle without insurance.
Nazir was subsequently sentenced to four years and ten months’ imprisonment, given six points on his driving licence and ordered to forfeit cash, phones, drugs and paraphernalia.
On 11 May this year, officers saw Nazir standing by a vehicle parked on Buckland Road in Reading.
On seeing police, Nazir attempted to run off, but was detained on the same road.
As he ran from officers, who discarded the keys for the vehicle he was standing next to and 33 wraps of class A drugs.
Nazir was arrested and an address in Reading was searched, where two sets of small weighing scales were seized, which later tested positive for crack cocaine and heroin.
Detective Constable Aimee Usher of the Reading Stronghold team said: “We will proactively and robustly target and prosecute offenders and our activity will be both visible and covert, aimed at disrupting and pursuing those involved in the supply of drugs.
“The information that the public can provide around drug supply offences in Reading plays an important part in developing intelligence into a proactive investigation.
“If you have any information, we would encourage you to report it to us either by calling 101 or via online reporting on our website.
“Alternatively, you can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
Akaash Nazir (above) and (below) image of some of the class A drugs seized