A MAN has been jailed after tens of thousands of pounds worth of cocaine - and several weapons - were found in a police raid on his home.

Antonio Shehi, of Delft Close, Reading, pleaded guilty to one charge of possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply, two counts of possessing an offensive weapon, one count of possession of a prohibited weapon and one count of money laundering.

Shehi, age 36, came onto the authorities' radar on August 31 last year, when British Transport Police (BTP) raided his home.

Police recovered several foil wraps of white powder - later identified as cocaine. Altogether, the drugs were estimated to have a street value of £35,600. Several weapons and a large quantity of cash were also discovered at the scene.

Shehi was not present at the time of the raid. He turned himself in on September 12 - almost two weeks later.

In the interim, officers had put out a warrant for his arrest.

At Reading Crown Court earlier this year, he was jailed for three years and nine months.

Detective Inspector Matt Davies from the BTP's County Lines Taskforce said: "We are extremely pleased with the result in this case, and it is a credit to our hard-working team.

"The County Lines Taskforce works constantly to disrupt the drugs network that utilises the railways, and this sentence should send a powerful message to those involved.

"It is immensely satisfying to see Shehi jailed for his offences, and we will continue to take strong action against people like him who create widespread harm in communities across the country through the sale and distribution of drugs."