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Man sentenced for drug and other offences

Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a man has been sentenced for drug and other offences which occurred across Berkshire.

On Friday (23/10) at Reading Crown Court, Anthony Watts, aged 40, of Kingman Way, Newbury was sentenced to six years’ imprisonment and disqualified from driving for four years and six months.


He pleaded guilty to three counts of being concerned in the supply of cannabis, three counts of possession with intent to supply cannabis, two counts of dangerous driving, and one count each of; possession with intent to supply cocaine, being concerned in the supply of cocaine and handling stolen goods.


It is in connection with incidents between 2 March 2019 and 15 June 2020 in which Watts was using the postal service to send drugs across the country.


Then on 9 March and 15 April this year, Watts made off from police when officers attempted to stop him, despite being disqualified from driving.


Joint Investigating officers, Detective Constable Karen Symons, based at Newbury and Detective Constable Tracey McQueen, based at Loddon Valley, said: “This was a lengthy investigation which has resulted in the conviction and imprisonment of a prolific drug dealer.


“He used the postal service to distribute his drugs and whilst doing so he endangered the public with his reckless and illegal activities.


“Tackling drugs supply is always a top priority for Thames Valley Police and we would always ask you to report any information you have about drugs in our communities to police.”

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