A DRUG dealer from Slough who used a vulnerable Windsor person's home to operate from has been jailed for more than three years.

Frederick Mutala, 19, of Haswell Crescent, Slough, pleaded guilty to one count of supplying of heroin, one of supplying cocaine, one count of acquiring criminal property, one of possessing cannabis and one count of dangerous driving.

He was sentenced at Reading Crown Court to a total of three years and one month imprisonment on Friday, March 3.

On September 8, 2019 officers attended an address on Hanover Way, Dedworth, Windsor, after intelligence was received about a vulnerable person. They found that Mutala was using the address to sell drugs for dealing across county lines.

He tried to jump out of the window but was detained by officers. He had drugs, burner phones, cash, scales and a machete on him.

The dangerous driving charge related to an incident on August 1 on Bath Road, Slough, in which Mutala was involved in a road traffic collision, after which he drove at a member of the public in an attempt to get away.

The victim jumped onto the bonnet of the car to avoid injury at which point Mutala stopped the car and then ran off. The victim who was a man in his thirties was not injured. Mutala was arrested for this offence and the other offences on September 8 and charged the following day.

Investigating officer, PC Tom Hughes-Parry of the Problem Solving Team based at Maidenhead, said: “This was an arrest targeting a county line dealer who was dealing in the Royal Borough. Mutala was targeting a vulnerable individual to sell drugs.

“Thames Valley Police is committed through our Stronghold initiative to tackle serious and organised crime and exploitation in partnership. In this we will continue to bring offenders like Mutala to justice and also protecting vulnerable people from drugs exploitation.

“Currently Thames Valley Police is running it’s True Costs campaign to highlight the misery and terrible impact that drugs and drug supply has on our communities.”