A PAIR of drug dealers have been sentenced to prison for dealing class A drugs. 

David Baker and Mark Haime were arrested after police carried out a drugs warrant at a property in Bagshot Road, Ascot on 11 July 2019, where a large number of drugs and cash were seized.

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They were charged a couple of days later on July 13. 

David Baker, 62, of Cardwell Crescent, Ascot was sentenced to nine years and four months in prison on January 6 following a trial at Reading Crown Court.

At a previous hearing in October 2019, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to supply a controlled drug of class A, namely cocaine, and one count of conceal/disguise/covert/transfer/remove criminal property.

Baker also received a Serious Crime Prevention Order of five years which will commence when he comes out of prison. 

Mark Haime, 48, of North Street, Winkfield was also sentenced to four years and eight months in prison on Monday. 

He pleaded guilty at a previous hearing on 7 October 2019 to one count of conspiracy to supply a controlled drug of class A, namely cocaine, and one count of acquire/use/possess criminal property.

Investigating officer, detective inspector Alexandra Horne said: “This case is an incredible example of a successful collaborative effort undertaken by multiple teams from Thames Valley Police. 

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“The investigation was led and managed by Windsor and Maidenhead Area CID who have all worked tirelessly to secure this positive result. 

“Thames Valley Police is committed to the identification, disruption and prosecution of organised crime groups who are causing serious harm to the public.

“We are determined to identify and seize all assets and property purchased with the proceeds of this enterprise so that these individuals do not continue to benefit from the profits of these illegal activities.

“Thames Valley Police’s new campaign True Costs is highlighting and exploring the devastating harm of drug use on our communities.

“The effects of the drugs market are significant and far reaching.

“If you are concerned about drug-related crime in your area or think someone may be a victim of drug exploitation, please call us on 101 or 999 in an emergency. You can also report online or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

“More information about the True Costs campaign can be found online at https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/police-forces/thames-valley-police/areas/c/true-costs/”

This story has been updated to reflect new information provided by Thames Valley Police