Two men have been jailed after police discovered their drug dealing operation.

Ruddy Ewengue, aged 33 and Tre Fraser, aged 30, both of Windsor Road, Thornton Heath, London were sentenced on Monday, March 25 following a Joint Thames Valley Police and Metpol investigation.

On September 25 last year, officers from the Metropolitan Police conducted a Section 8 warrant at a property on Windsor Road, Thornton Heath.

Ewengue was found in the property where over £11,000 in cash, heroin and crack cocaine of a street value of over £5,000 and a set of scales and a razor blade were recovered.

On the same day, Thames Valley Police officers located Fraser inside a property on Oxford Road, Reading.

Following a search of the property, 171 wraps of crack cocaine and 64 wraps of heroin were located, with a combined street value of around £2,390.

The two men were arrested on the same day and were charged on September 26 last year.

On December 15 last year, they both pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to supply a controlled class A drug – namely crack cocaine and heroin and two counts of being concerned in the supply of a controlled class A drug – namely crack cocaine and crack heroin at the same court.

Ewengue also pleaded guilty to one count each of acquiring criminal property and assault of an emergency worker.

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Jon Nicholls, based at Reading police station, said: “Ruddy Ewengue and Tre Fraser were caught with a high value of drugs and cash in their possession.

“This sentence sends a message to people involved in the supply of drugs that drug dealing will not be tolerated in Reading and we will be proactive in our response.

“We will continue to pursue this criminal activity and look to protect vulnerable people and members of the community.

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

“Anyone with information about drug dealing can contact us by calling 101 or by making a report online.

“If you do not wish to speak to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and they will take your information 100% anonymously.”

Both men have been sentenced to four years and six months in prison at Reading Crown Court.