A DRUG dealer has been jailed after attempting to throw away 120 wraps of crack cocaine in front of police.

At 4pm on February 3, police officers stopped Matthew Ramsey on Drayton Road, Reading after they suspected he was dealing drugs.

Before he was arrested, Ramsey attempted to discard more than 120 wraps of crack cocaine and heroin.

As a result, he was charged the following day (February 4).

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The 48-year-old of Brisbane Road, Reading, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin at a hearing at Reading Crown Court on Tuesday, May 11.

Reading Chronicle:

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police’s Priority Crime Team at Reading police station said: “Thames Valley Police do not tolerate drug dealing in our communities, which cause untold harm to many people, particularly those most vulnerable in our society.

“Through our Stronghold campaign, we proactively target and disrupt offenders such as Ramsey, and seek to put them before the courts.

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“Ramsey has now been sentenced accordingly for his criminal acts, and he will had a period of time to reflect on his actions and the harm that these cause.

 “We need and appreciate the support of the public with this and would always ask you to report any information you have about drugs in our communities to police."

Ramsey was sentenced to two years and three months’ imprisonment.