Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, two men have been sentenced for drug offences in Reading.
Mohammed Mir, aged 44, of Linden Avenue, Bradford, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of class A, namely heroin and cocaine in a hearing at Reading Crown Court on 17 December 2021.
Waseem Khan, aged 33, of Snowden Road, Bradford pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of class A, namely heroin and cocaine at Reading Crown Court on 3 August this year.
At the same court on Tuesday (29/8), Mir was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment and Khan was sentenced to three years and seven months’ imprisonment.
At around 7pm on 28 June 2021 officers stopped a car in Jubilee Square, Reading under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act.
Mir was searched and two phones and over £100 in cash was located in his possession. Messages on one phone had 44 mass marketing messages advertising the sale of class A drugs.
Khan was in possession of an iPhone and £630 in cash.
A vehicle search was also conducted and 70 wraps of crack and 122 wraps of heroin with an approximate street value of £1900 was recovered concealed in the nearside front passenger air vent.
Investigating officer PC James Dunwell, part of the Stronghold team based at Reading, said: “I am pleased to see that this conviction has resulted in a substantial prison sentence. I hope Mir and Khan can use this time to consider their actions.
“Our Stronghold team will proactively and robustly target and prosecute offenders and our activity will be both visible and covert aimed at disrupting and pursuing offenders involved in the supply of drugs.
“The 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 information, we would encourage you to report it to us by calling 101 or through the online reporting on our website.”