Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a man has been sentenced for drug offences in Reading.
Ionut Budur, aged 33, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to supply a controlled class A drug, namely crack cocaine and heroin, and one count of possession of an offensive weapon at a previous hearing on 27 July.
At Reading Crown Court on Thursday (9/11), Budur was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison.
On 25 July this year, Budur was seen in an exchange of drugs on Katesgrove Lane.
Following a search, Budur was found in possession of 44 wraps of class A drugs and a knuckle-duster.
Investigating officer, PC James Dunwell, based at Reading police station, said: “Budur was an established drug dealer and I am pleased to have been able to bring him to justice.
“We will not tolerate those involved in the supply of drugs and will continue to pursue offenders.
“If anyone has any information about drug-dealing in their area, please report it to us via our online reporting form or by calling 101 so we can use that information to take action.
“You can also report anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”