Friday, 20 October 2017

Dealer is spared jail

A DRUG dealer from Caversham has received a suspended prison sentence.

A DRUG dealer from Caversham has received a suspended prison sentence.

Jason Cross, 25, of Carlton Road, was sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court on Friday having previously admitted possessing a controlled drug with intent to supply and possession with intent to supply class C ketamine.

He was stopped by British Transport Police at King’s Cross Tube station in London on August 27 as part of an operation during Notting Hill Carnival.

Cross was found with £300 in cash as well as bags of ketamine hydrochloride with a street value of £474 and bags of ecstacy with a street value of £216.

He was sentenced to 12 months in prison suspended for 18 months, fined £1,000 fine and ordered to pay £250 in costs. He was given a three-month curfew order.

British Transport Police sergeant Lisa Baptiste said: “I hope the sentence sends a warning to others that carrying or dealing drugs on the transport network is not acceptable.”

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