CANNABIS, cocaine, a hammer and screwdriver were among items found in the car of a man who was jailed on Tuesday.

Following a police investigation, 25-year-old James Eveleigh, of Reading Road, Wokingham, was sentenced to prison for drugs and weapon offences, which occurred in Reading.

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Officers stopped a vehicle on May 6 this year in Whitley Street, Reading.

Following a search, a quantity of drugs including cannabis and cocaine, as well as weapons including a screwdriver a hammer, were found in the car.

Eveleigh was charged the next day, Thursday, May 7.

He was jailed for 28 months at Reading Crown Court on Tuesday, July 28.

He pleaded guilty to a count each of possession with intent to supply class B drugs, possession with intent to supply class A drugs and possession of an offensive weapon.

Investigating officer, PC Marcus Bridger-Wilkinson, of the Reading Tasking Team, said: "This was an excellent vehicle stop by officers, which resulted in a quantity of drugs being removed from the streets and our communities.

"Eveleigh was found to be in possession of a large amount of cocaine and cannabis, and he has now pleaded guilty due to the overwhelming evidence.

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"Tackling drugs supply is always a top priority for Thames Valley Police, and we will actively seek to disrupt organised drug supply to protect our communities.

"Through our Stronghold campaign, we are committed to working in partnership to tackle serious organised crime and exploitation, such as county lines drug dealing.

"We continue to need and appreciate the support of the public with this, and would always ask them to report any information that they have about drugs in our communities."