A TEENAGER has been sentenced to two years in prison for drug offences, including the supply of cocaine.

Kaine Bentley-Simmonds, of Thames Reach, Reading, admitted to possession with intent to supply Class A and Class B drugs at Reading Crown Court.

The charges relate to an incident on October 30, when the 18-year-old was stopped by police and then subsequently ran away.

He discarded a rucksack that he had with him, which was found by officers and contained a quantity of cocaine, cannabis and cash.

Bentley-Simmonds was located shortly after and was charged the following day before being remanded in custody.

Police constable Zachary Rowe, of the Reading Stronghold Team, said: “The organised supply of drugs is a priority for Thames Valley Police.

“The most vulnerable members of our communities are affected by class A drugs, the Stronghold Team work tirelessly to make sure those who seek to profit from drugs supply will be put before the courts.

“The Stronghold campaign works with our partners to prevent serious and organised crime.

“We would ask anyone who is aware of drug dealing in the community to please report it to the police on our non-emergency number 101, online or anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."