A DRUG dealer has been sentenced to three years in prison for supplying cocaine and cannabis. 

James Ellis, 28, of Buccaneer Close, Woodley was sentenced to three years in imprisonment at Reading Crown Court on December 4.

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Ellis pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to supply a class A drugs cocaine.

He was also sentenced for one count of possession with intent to supply a class B cannabis at a previous hearing on 21 September.

Ellis was sentenced after police carried out a warrant on September 18 and seized a large number of drugs and cash from a house in Buccaneer Close, Woodley. 

Investigating officer, PC Darin Stone, based at Loddon Valley police station, said: “This conviction is an excellent result and I am pleased that the hard work of officers has led to a significant prison sentence.

“Through the Stronghold campaign, Thames Valley Police work with partners to continue to prevent serious and organised crime and exploitation within communities.

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“If you have any information about drug dealing in your community, please contact us on 101, or make a report online. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”