London drug dealer nabbed on Cheap Street
A woman has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years’ imprisonment for drugs supply offences in Newbury.
Mary Upfold, aged 22, of Lessingham Avenue, Wandsworth, London, was sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Friday (8/6). She previously pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled drug of class A with intent to supply – heroin and possession of a controlled drug of class A with intent to supply – crack cocaine. At 3.10pm on 18 February 2018, Upfold was stopped and searched by officers in Cheap Street. A Section 23 drugs warrant was subsequently carried out by officers along with a further search of Upfold when she was in custody. It was suspected drugs were secreted inside her body, so she was taken to hospital where a large quantity of crack cocaine and heroin were uncovered. Upfold was charged in connection with the offences on the following day (19/2). Investigating officer PC Jess Lodge, based at Newbury police station, said: “This is a great example of how proactive policing has successfully prevented ‘county line’ drug dealers from distributing drugs in the Newbury area. “We will not tolerate this and continue to crack down on those who exploit the weak and vulnerable, often using extreme lengths to do so. “Thames Valley Police is dedicated to reducing the harm caused by drugs supply and drug related activity, namely through our Stronghold campaign.”