A DRUG dealer has been jailed for five years after admitting to possessing heroin and cocaine.

Bradley O'Sullivan, of Fallowfields Drive, Barnet, was stopped by investigating officers on Bear Lane in Newbury at around midnight on August 30 last year.

When he was searched, police found 11 wraps of heroin and 17 wraps of crack cocaine on his person.

The 20-year-old from London had previously admitted to to possession with intent to supply heroin and possession with intent to supply crack cocaine at Oxford Crown Court on June 19.

He was sentenced to five years in prison at Reading Crown Court on Thursday (July 20) after being charged in January.

Following the sentencing, Police Constable Chris Eaton from Newbury Police Station, said: “This was ‘county lines’ case, where London gangs travel to the Home Counties in order to sell drugs.

"This is the first of many cases to be heard at Crown Court this summer after last year’s success rate in arresting ‘county lines’ drug dealers.

“I hope this sentence sends out a message that we will not tolerate illegal drugs offences within the communities we serve and we will always seek prosecution of those involved in their supply.”