A DRUG dealer who concealed heroin and cocaine in his underwear has been jailed for three years and nine months.

Dalton Velvick, of Gaskell Mews, Newbury, was sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Monday following a tip-off from a member of the public.

Police were called to reports of anti-social behaviour and drug dealing in October 2017 and they attended a flat in Howarth Court.

During their visit, Velvick handed over a blue plastic tab containing cannabis, while mobile phones were also seized.

The 24-year-old was arrested and a further search at Newbury Police Station uncovered more drugs on his person.

Officers found a plastic bag containing white and brown powder in Velvick's underwear, which was later identified as heroin and cocaine.

Sergeant Damien Isherwood, the arresting officer, said: “Dalton Velvick was found in possession of £2,900 worth of drugs, as well as mobile phones that contained evidence of drug dealing.

“I hope Velvick uses his time jail to reflect on his illegal activities and the misery he spread on our communities.

“Drug dealers take advantage of weak and vulnerable individuals, while making huge financial profits.

"Such behaviour will not be tolerated in West Berkshire and Thames Valley Police and the Crown Prosecution Service works closely to prosecute drug dealers."

Velvick gave a no comment interview and was charged with the offences on October 27 this year.

He admitted to one count of possession with intent to supply Class A, crack cocaine, one count of possession with intent to supply Class A, heroin, and one count of possession of Class B, cannabis.

Investigating officer, detective Martin Turner, added: “This was a great example of proactive policing due to information provided from the local community.

"Police have acted on concerns from the public and have removed a street significant drug dealer from the streets of Newbury.

“If you have information about drug dealing or anti-social behaviour please report it to police.”