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Newbury drug dealers caught with £2,300 worth of Mephedrone avoid prison

Pair caught with 33 bags of the Class B drug

John Herring

John Herring


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Two men from Newbury caught trying to supply drugs have been spared jail.

Carl Johnson and Wayne Smith were caught with 33 bags of Mephedrone, worth approximately £2,300 on the street, when police officers pulled them over in Newtown Road on December 23 last year.

The officers also discovered £725 in cash. 

Both men were arrested at the scene and were charged in March this year. 

Johnson, aged 24, of Shaw Farm Road, Newbury, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to supply a class B drug, and one count of acquire/use/possess criminal property.

Smith, aged 22, of The Oaks, Newbury, pleaded guilty to one count of being concerned in the supply of class B drug.

Both were sentenced to six months’ imprisonment, suspended for 18 months, ordered to carry out unpaid work, pay a victim surcharge of £100 and costs of £250.

They were sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Friday, June 12.

Investigating officer, PC Chris Eaton based at Newbury police station, said: “I am delighted that we discovered these illegal drugs and removed them from the streets of Newbury.

“I would like to reassure the community that we will continue to work hard to stop drug dealers operating in West Berkshire.

“If you have any information about the supply of drugs in West Berkshire then please contact the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101."

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