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Newbury drug dealer sentenced to two years behind bars

Thirty-four-year-old claimed to only deal to "close friends"

Chris Ord


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Newbury drug dealer sentenced to two years behind bars

A DRUG dealer arrested in Newbury has been sentenced to more than two years behind bars.

Christopher Finch, aged 34, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to supply cocaine and was sentenced to two years and eight months’ imprisonment.

Finch, of Cheney Manor Road, Swindon was arrested in Newbury on May 12 and charged by postal notification on October 20.

He attended Reading Crown court on Wednesday (January 10) where he pleaded guilty and was sentenced on the same day.

Investigating officer, PC James Botto, based at Newbury police station, said: “Finch told the court that he only dealt drugs to a close group of friends. However drug dealing is drug dealing and the severity of sentence reflects this. Thames Valley Police are committed to protecting the community and prosecuting such offences.”

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  • NewburyJohn


    16/01/2018 - 13:01



  • Louise


    14/01/2018 - 15:03

    Another unwelcome visitor to our town/ shores. Corbyn of course wants totally open borders, so we can expect such activities in every town & village if that madman ever gets elected to PM.


  • spikey


    13/01/2018 - 18:06

    His from Swindon not Newbury nwn sort out the heading which should read Swindon drug dealer not Newbury drug dealer


    • NewburyLad

      14/01/2018 - 13:01

      Was he dealing drugs in Newbury? Yes, so he was a Newbury drug dealer. Jesus Christ. Still at least the stereotyping is staying true to form.