A 36-year-old man from High Wycombe has been jailed for several drug crimes, which include driving with cocaine in his system.

Jitinder Johal, of Priory Avenue, was sentenced to three years and five months’ imprisonment at Aylesbury Crown Court on Wednesday, March 31.

He pleaded guilty to four counts of possession with intent to supply a class A drug, namely cocaine, and heroin, as well as one count of driving a motor vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified limit.

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Bucks Free Press: Johal was sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court on March 31Johal was sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court on March 31

This is in relation to an incident on Monday, July 6, 2020, when Johal was stopped by officers in Priory Avenue where he dropped a package that contained drugs.

Just over a month later on Monday, August 10, 2020, officers stopped the car Johal was driving in Temple End, High Wycombe, where he attempted to discard a package containing drugs.

A roadside drugs test was conducted and found that Johal was over the prescribed limit of cocaine.

Johal was charged a day later on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

Investigating officer, PC John Watson, based at High Wycombe police station, said: “Johal was caught with a quantity of drugs on two separate occasions.

“Throughout the court process, Johal denied his involvement and attempted to mitigate his guilt, in an attempt to reduce his sentence.

"Through the partnership working of Thames Valley Police and the CPS, we were able to prove his culpability, and his sentencing reflects this.

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Bucks Free Press: He was caught on Temple End in August 2020 (the street pictured in September 2008)He was caught on Temple End in August 2020 (the street pictured in September 2008)

“The supply and distribution of drugs in our communities causes untold damage, and through our Stronghold campaign, Thames Valley Police will continue to work in partnership to tackle serious organised crime and stop those who seek to exploit vulnerable people for their own means.

“Anyone concerned about drug-related crime in their area or who thinks someone may be a victim of drug exploitation is encouraged to call us on 101, or 999 in an emergency.

"You can also report online or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”