A VOLATILE man who supplied cocaine and heroin has been jailed after he was arrested following a stop and search by Police.

Marcus Whittaker, 24 from Lambeth in London pleaded guilty to counts of possession with intent to supply both cocaine and heroin and counts of being concerned in the supply of both cocaine and heroin.

Whittaker was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison at Reading Crown Court on Monday, July 15.

Thames Valley Police officers spotted Whittaker pulling up his car on Vachel Road in Reading on November 23, 2017, engaging with another person.

When officers spoke to Whittaker, he spoke back in a volatile way and then dropped his drugs and phone.

On another occasion in May 2019, officers observed Whittaker in William Street, Reading.

He again, pulled up in a vehicle and engaged with another person before being stopped and arrested by police.

No drugs were found at the time of his arrest but a search of his home address recovered a quantity of class A drugs and cash.

Investigating officer, PC Katie Poole of the Reading Stronghold team, said: “Whittaker was clearly looking to profit from selling drugs and was caught on two occasions by officers.

“Drugs have a hugely detrimental impact on our communities and we will continue to tackle those who seek to deal drugs.

“We will continue to work through our Stronghold campaign which aims to work to tackle serious and organised crime and exploitation in partnership.

“We would ask members of the public to report issues of drug dealing as your reports can help us to investigate crimes and bring offenders to justice.”