THE following cases appeared at Reading and Slough Magistrates' Court.

July 20:

STEPHEN BROOKER, 23, of Bouleish Farm Road, Ascot, admitted being concerned in making an offer to supply class B drug cannabis in Bracknell between April 14, 2018, and June 13, 2018. Sentenced to prison for 26 weeks due to severity of offence namely the amount of cannabis and level of supply. £370 cash and cannabis forfeited.

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SASKIA MEADOWS, 26, of Forest Road, Warfield, convicted of drink-driving in Winkfield Street, Bracknell, on August 28, 2018. Found to have 111mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath, the legal limit being 35mcg. Given a community order to comply with 120 hours of unpaid work. Also ordered to pay £85 victim surcharge and £630 court costs. Disqualified from driving for 20 months.

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