A drug dealer arrested in Marlborough has been jailed.
Ervis Hasanaj, 26, of Rowley Road, Reading, was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to possession of Class A drugs and possession of criminal property.
He was arrested on September 5, 2019, after an officer on patrol in Marlborough High Street stopped a BMW 3 series.
Hasanaj was the passenger and gave false details to police at scene. He was searched and found to have cocaine in his possession – during a further search at custody he was found in possession of a further three bags of class A drugs hidden in his underwear.
Hasanaj was found in possession of a Ford Fusion car key – a search of this vehicle led to the discovery of a large number of snap bags containing class A drugs hidden inside a sock, as well as a large quantity of cash.
Hasanaj pleaded guilty to possession of class A drugs and money laundering and was sentenced on July 7.
The court directed that 193 days already served by Hasanaj will count towards his sentence.
At a previous hearing, Hasanaj also pleaded guilty to possession of identity documents that were improperly obtained and was jailed for four months and ordered to pay a £122 victim surcharge.
If you suspect drug dealing in your community, please call 101. If a crime is in progress, call 999.