UPDATED: Two men sentenced for drugs offences – Reading
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Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police’s Drugs Focus Taskforce two men have been convicted and sentenced for drugs offences in Reading.
Naquan Davis, aged 24, of Grantham Road, Lambeth, London, was sentenced to over five years and seven months’ imprisonment at a hearing at Reading Crown Court on Monday (14/11).
It is after he pleaded guilty at the same hearing to one count each of, being concerned in the supply of cocaine, being concerned in the supply of heroin, and being in possession of criminal property. He was also ordered to forfeit £940 in cash, mobile phones and was ordered to pay a surcharge of £190.
Tendai Smith, aged 23, of Goldney Road, London, was sentenced on 2 November hearing to over five years and seven months’ imprisonment.
It’s after he pleaded guilty to one count each of, being concerned in the supply of cocaine, being concerned in the supply of heroin, and possession of criminal property at a hearing at Reading Crown Court on 2 November, this year.
Smith was also ordered to forfeit £3,300 in cash and pay costs of over £170.
On 7 July 2022 officers carried out warrants at two London addresses. Davis and Smith were arrested on suspicion of drug dealing.
Phones and cash were seized.
An investigation in the lead up to the warrants found that the pair were operating a “County Drugs Line” called “Money”, selling drugs in Reading.
They were both charged on 7 July.
Investigating officer, Detective Constable Robert Mogridge, of the Thames Valley Police Drugs Focus Taskforce, said: “Smith and Davis were running a “County Drugs Line”, which was selling drugs in Reading.
“I am satisfied that they have been convicted and sentenced.
“The Drugs Focus Taskforce will continue in its work to target those who are involved in “County Lines” drug dealing and drugs supply in general.
“We are watching you, we will investigate you and we will bring you before the courts to face justice.”
Note to editors: The exact length of sentence was 2,045 days.
Smith was sentenced on 2 November, not 14 November as previously stated.