A man has been sentenced to a total of nine years’ imprisonment for drugs offences after Thames Valley Police officers found him in possession of cocaine with a street value of £1m.
Tom White, aged 30, of Swallowfields, Iver, was sentenced to a total of nine years’ imprisonment on Friday (10/8) at Aylesbury Crown Court.
He pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to supply class A drugs at High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 1 June.
On Thursday 31, May, Thames Valley Police officers stopped White at junction two of the M40, Beaconsfield, while he was driving a Ford Transit van.
Officers searched the vehicle and found 10kg of cocaine hidden within it, which had an estimated street value of £1m.
He was charged with the offence on 1 June.
Investigating officer, Detective Inspector Rachel Wheatman, of the Serious and Organised Crime Unit, said: “White has received a substantial prison sentence for this offence after he was found with a significant amount of class A drugs in his possession.
“The work of our officers prevented these drugs from reaching the streets and has resulted in a drug dealer facing years in prison.
“Thames Valley Police is committed to tackling drug offenders and strives to prevent and disrupt their crimes as part of the ongoing Stronghold campaign to fight organised crime in partnership.