Reading Festival Drug Dealer Jailed

5 December 2014, 18:18

A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to three years imprisonment after pleading guilty to drugs offences in Reading.

Jake Horwood, of Anglefield Road, Reading, was convicted and sentenced at Reading Crown Court today (December 5 2014) for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, possession with intent to supply Class B drugs, possession of a Class A drug and acquiring criminal property.

Horwood was arrested at Reading Festival on 23 August when officers noticed he smelled strongly of cannabis.  When searched he was found to be in possession of fifty-two wraps of MDMA, a large quantity of cannabis, a small wrap of cocaine and £470 in cash.

He was charged the following day and pleaded guilty to all offences.

PC John Chen, investigating, said: “Drugs are a blight on the community, creating a general social malaise and contributing to various other crimes in the area. We are pleased to see that the court imposed a tough sentence in this case, aggravated by the fact that the likely persons Horwood was supplying tended to be under the age of 18.

“Thames Valley Police regards the supply of drugs as a high priority and does not tolerate any organised drug dealing, especially at a large event like the Reading Festival.”