Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, a man has been sentenced to more than two yearsâ€™ imprisonment for drugs offences in Reading.
Charlie Hiatt, aged 21, of Deeley Road, London, was sentenced at Reading Crown Court today (26/1).
He was sentenced to two years and eight monthsâ€™ imprisonment for one count of possession of heroin with intent to supply and two years and eight monthsâ€™ imprisonment for possession of crack cocaine with intent to supply, to run concurrently.
Hiatt was stopped by officers in the Oxford Road, Reading, at about 5.30pm on Sunday 10 August last year.
Hiatt ran away from the officers but was stopped and detained in Catherine Street, where 118 wraps of drugs were found on his person.
Hiatt pleaded guilty to both offences at a previous hearing.
Investigating officer, Det Con Ali Bagshaw of Local CID based at Reading Police Station, said: â€œCharlie Hiatt lived in London at the time of the offence and was in Reading for one purpose and one purpose only; to sell heroin and crack cocaine.
â€œHis Honour Paul Dugdale highlighted that Hiatt is not a user of the drugs he was supplying and is therefore not aware of the devastating harm that such drugs have on users and their families. Further, many drug users commit crimes in order to fund their habit, so there is a collateral effect
â€œI hope Hiattâ€™s conviction and sentence will send out a clear message to anyone considering dealing drugs in Reading that you will be caught, you will be prosecuted and you will spend a significant period of time in custody.â€