A DRUG dealer has been sentenced to four years in prison for supplying class A drugs.

Abid Khan, 19 of Cardigan Gardens in Reading pleaded guilty to possessing and supplying heroin, cocaine and being in breach of a suspended sentence.

At a hearing at Reading Crown Court, Khan pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years' imprisonment for possession with intent to supply heroin and cocaine and a further 12 months for a previous offence of possession with intent to supply class A drugs in 2018 - where he had received a suspended sentence.

The sentences are to run consecutively to make a total of four years’ in prison.

At around 4.45pm on June 20, officers were patrolling the streets of Reading and detained Khan for a drugs search.

Police officers discovered wraps of heroin, cash and more than one mobile phone in his pockets.

A ball of uncut crack cocaine was also found next to Khan after he attempted to get rid of it on the floor.

Khan was arrested at the scene and charged on June 21 for drugs supplying offences.

PC Katie Poole, investigating officer of the Reading Stronghold Team, said: “Khan has been looking to profit from selling drugs and has been before the courts and sentenced previously.

“Drugs hugely impact our communities, particularly the most vulnerable people.

“Khan’s previous suspended prison sentence will now be activated, alongside a further custodial sentence for his most recent criminal activity.

“We will continue to work through our Stronghold campaign to tackle serious and organised crime.

“We would ask members of the public to report issues of drug dealing to police via 101, or 100% anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

“Your reports can help us to investigate crimes, prevent drug dealing, and bring offenders to justice.”