A man has been jailed for drug offences in Reading including supplying class A substances.

On Tuesday March 26, Nathaniel Stapleton, aged 37, of Kennet Walk, Reading was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment.

He pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply a class A drug – crack, and possession with intent to supply a class A drug – heroin.

On July 1 2021, officers received information about drug dealing in Kennet Walk. As they arrived, they saw Stapleton who made off on an electric scooter.

Officers located him and found a bag of class A drugs including crack and heroin with an estimated street value of around £2,800.

During a search of Stapleton’s address, officers also found a phone that contained a message from an individual asking to purchase drugs.

Stapleton was charged on 29 January this year.

Investigating officer, PC Russell Morbey, of the Reading Stronghold Team, said: “Our Stronghold team will proactively target offenders to bring them before the courts.

“We are committed to pursuing and disrupting offenders involved in the supply of drugs.

“The information from the public around drug supply in Reading plays an important part in developing intelligence into a proactive investigation.

“If you have any information we would encourage you to report it to us by calling 101 or through the Thames Valley Police website.”