A man has been jailed for drug offences in Maidenhead.

On Sunday April 19, 19-year-old Flook Sawangsaiphan, aged 19, of Boveney Lock, Dorney, was stopped and detained following reports of drug dealing in North Town Road, Maidenhead.

He obstructed a search before trying to escape.

When he was searched, Class A and Class B drugs, mobile phones, cash and a baton-style weapon were seized. He was charged on Monday 20 April.


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Sawangsaiphan was sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Thursday 23 July to two years and six months’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to a count each of possession with intent to supply (Class A), possession with intent to supply (Class B), possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, acquiring criminal property, and obstructing the police.

Investigating officer PC Tom Hughes-Parry, of the Maidenhead Problem Solving Team, said: “Sawangsaiphan was involved in drug supply in Maidenhead and the Royal Borough and was armed with a weapon to enforce his criminality. He also tried everything he could to avoid arrest and escape justice. I hope that Sawangsaiphan thinks about his actions while in prison and that this deters others from engaging in this activity.

“Through our True Costs campaign we will continue to highlight the real impact that drug offences have on the most vulnerable in our communities.

“Drug dealing will never be tolerated and we remain committed to ensuring that offenders such as Sawangsaiphan are brought to justice.”