TWO men have been jailed for drugs and driving offences after police stopped a car travelling in the wrong direction in Reading.

Ryan Kinuthia, 18, of Dee Road, Reading, and Dolph Amaglo, 23, of Elm Park, Reading were both sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Monday, March 16.

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Kinuthia admitted two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, namely cocaine and heroin.

He received a sentence of 40 months' custody in a young offender’s institution.

Amaglo pleaded guilty to disqualified driving and breaching a suspended sentence from a previous conviction in November 2017.

He was sentenced to seven months’ imprisonment and was disqualified from driving for 21 months and two weeks.

On Sunday, December 22, officers from the Reading Stronghold team stopped an Audi A3 vehicle in Coley Avenue, Reading after seeing it driving in the wrong direction along a one way road at around 9.30pm.

Amaglo was the driver of the car, with Kinuthia in the passenger seat.

Kinuthia was found to be in possession of crack cocaine, heroin and an amount of cash, and Amaglo was discovered to be driving while disqualified.

Both were arrested, and then charged the next day.

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Investigating officer, PC Katie Poole, based at Reading police station, said: “This was an excellent stop by Reading Stronghold officers, who found Kinuthia to be in possession of drugs, and Amaglo driving while disqualified.

“Swift work meant that both were arrested at the scene and were then charged the following day.

“Kinuthia was looking to profit from dealing drugs, and I am now pleased that he is no longer able to participate in such activity.

"Drugs have no place within our communities, and officers will relentlessly pursue those who look to profit from the supplying of them.

“Amaglo was caught driving the Audi A3 while disqualified, after having previously driven the wrong way along a one way road. This was putting other motorists and pedestrians at risk.

“If you are concerned about drug-related crime in your area or think someone may be a victim of drug exploitation, please call us on 101, or 999 in an emergency.

"You can also report online or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

“Through our Stronghold campaign Thames Valley Police will continue to work in partnership to tackle serious organised crime and to stop those who seek to exploit vulnerable people for their own means.

“Also, our True Costs campaign aims to highlight the real impact of drug offences on the most vulnerable in our communities.

“Children as young as seven in the UK have been groomed in to the world of drugs and we are exploring what the real harm is in taking a little cocaine.

“You can find out more on our website and get involved in the conversation using #TrueCosts.”