A 'prolific' drug dealer has been jailed after using the postal service to send drugs across the UK.

Anthony Watts, 40 of Kingman Way, Newbury, was sentenced on Friday, October 23 at Reading Crown Court after pleading guilty to drugs offences.

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Despite being disqualified from driving already, Watts sped off from police officers attempting to stop him on March 9 and April 15 this year.

Watts was using the postal service to send drugs across the country between March 2019 and June 2020.

He was finally caught by Thames Valley Police following a "lengthy investigation".

Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a man has been sentenced for drug and other offences which occurred across Berkshire.

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Joint Investigating officers, Detective Constable Karen Symons, based at Newbury and Detective Constable Tracey McQueen, based at Loddon Valley, said: “This was a lengthy investigation which has resulted in the conviction and imprisonment of a prolific drug dealer.

“He used the postal service to distribute his drugs and whilst doing so he endangered the public with his reckless and illegal activities.

“Tackling drugs supply is always a top priority for Thames Valley Police and we would always ask you to report any information you have about drugs in our communities to police.”

Anthony Watts was sentenced to six years’ imprisonment and disqualified from driving for four years and six months.

He pleaded guilty to three counts of being concerned in the supply of cannabis, three counts of possession with intent to supply cannabis, two counts of dangerous driving, and one count each of; possession with intent to supply cocaine, being concerned in the supply of cocaine and handling stolen goods.