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Jail sentence for Slough man found guilty of drug offences

Jail sentence for Slough man found guilty of drug offences

A jury has found a 34-year-old man from Slough guilty of drug offences following a two-day trial at Reading Crown Court.

Anser Mohammed Yaqoob of Shackleton Road, Slough, was found guilty by unanimous verdict on Friday of one count of possession with intent to supply a class B drug, namely cannabis.

He was sentenced at the same court on the same day to two years and three months in prison.

He was told to pay a £120 victim surcharge, and an order for the forfeiture and destruction of drugs and paraphernalia was also imposed.  

At 9am on February 10, officers executed a drugs warrant at Yaqoob’s home. Within a locked room police found 157.82g of herbal cannabis and cannabis resin, including a packaged bag containing 110.47g of herbal cannabis, with a street value of approximately £1,500.

Police also discovered re-sealable plastic bags and scales. Yaqoob was arrested at his home.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Chris Cooper, said: “I am pleased with this sentence. We are determined to continue the fight against those who wish to make money from selling drugs and the misery they bring to communities.”

At the time of his arrest and conviction, Yaqoob was on licence having been released from prison in 2014 after serving less than half of an eight year sentence from a conviction in 2011.

The latest conviction will run concurrently with the recall of his 2011 convictions, which were possession of a class B drug (cannabis) with intent to supply, possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and possessing a prohibited weapon (a smoothbore revolver).

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