A YOUNG woman has avoided prison after being caught with Class A drugs in Reading.

Lucy Rowe, 21, was sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Wednesday (November 8) for two counts of possession with intent to supply.

She was caught on August 12, 2021 with cocaine and cannabis along with drug paraphernalia and £71.30 in cash.

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For the possession of cocaine, Rowe was handed a two-year prison sentence suspended for 18 months.

She received a concurrent four-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, for the possession of cannabis.

An order was also made for the forfeiture and destruction of the drugs, phone and paraphernalia.

Rowe, of London Road, Reading, will also need to pay court costs of £425 within six months as well as a victim surcharge of £156.