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Dealer nabbed at McDonald's

A man from Thatcham has been sentenced to three years’ imprisonment after being convicted of drugs offences. 

Kieren Amos, aged 23, of Mount Road, Thatcham, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to a drug of Class A – heroin and one count of possession with intent to supply a drug of Class A – cocaine, at a hearing at Reading Crown Court on Wednesday (27/6). At around 2pm on Monday 21 May, Amos was detained at McDonalds on Northbrook Street in Newbury by officers from the Stronghold team as he was suspected to be dealing controlled drugs in the local area. Amos became violent towards officers, but was restrained, and a subsequent search located a large amount of cash, heroin and crack cocaine. He was arrested and charged with the two offences on the same day. After pleading guilty to both counts last Wednesday, Amos was jailed for three years on both counts, the sentences to run concurrently. Investigating officer PC Jess Lodge, based at Newbury Police Station, said: “The Stronghold team at Newbury are dedicated to preventing drug dealers from operating in the town and surrounding areas. “This is a prime example of how the team use proactive policing skills to disrupt drug supply and protect vulnerable people who dealers attempt to exploit. “Thames Valley Police is dedicated to reducing harm caused through drug supply and related activity through our Stronghold campaign.” 

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