A 48-year-old man from Winkfield and a 62-year-old from Ascot have been sentenced to a total of nine years and four months in prison for drug offences.

Mark Haime, 48, of North Street, Winkfield had pleaded guilty at a previous hearing on October 7 to one count of conspiracy to supply cocaine, and one count of possessing criminal property. He was sentenced to a total of four years and eight months' imprisonment on Monday, January 6.

David Baker, 62, of Park Drive Ascot had pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to supply cocaine and one count of handling criminal property. He was sentenced to a total of nine years and four months' imprisonment on the same day at Reading Crown Court.

He also received a Serious Crime Prevention Order lasting for five years which will commence on his release from prison.

The two men were arrested after a raid on a property in Bagshot Road, Ascot on July 11 during which a large quantity of drugs and cash were seized. They were charged two days later.

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.

"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.

"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."

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