10:20AM, Monday 09 May 2016
A pair of men from Slough have been jailed for seven years between them after they were found with cocaine with a street value of £8,000 in their possession.
Nathan Knight, aged 26, of Willoughby Road, Langley, and 26-year-old Arjun Sandhar, of St Marys Road, Langley, were sentenced on Monday, April 25 at Reading Crown Court after they pleaded guilty to intent to supply cocaine at an earlier hearing.
At about 5.30pm on Friday, July 31, the pair were seen driving carelessly in the car park of Tesco Extra in Wellington Street.
An officer approached the vehicle, an Aldi A4, and spoke to the driver, Knight.
The Audi was searched on suspicion of drug-related activity and before he could be searched by police, Knight ran off.
He was later detained following a short foot chase and arrested.
In custody, Knight was searched and found to be in possession of wraps of white powder in his underwear.
Forensic testing revealed the white power was almost nine grams of cocaine.
Sandhar was also arrested by police and a search of his home address was subsequently carried out on July 31.
A plastic bag containing a quantity of drugs was seized with forensics revealing it was over 75 grams of cocaine.
Knight was jailed for four years and Sanhar was given a three year prison sentence.
Detective Constable Chris Cooper, of Local CID Slough, said: “I am pleased with the sentences which reflect the severity of the crime committed.
“In total, the estimated street value of the cocaine found and seized was in excess of £8,000.
“I am pleased that we were able to prevent the drugs from entering the streets of Slough and possible further afield.”
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