A man has been convicted of drugs offences in Maidenhead after four kilograms of cocaine, with an estimated street value of £350,000, was found in his car.

Gheorghe Nicu, 24, of Moulton Rise, Luton, appeared at Slough Magistrates’ Court on Monday, February 13 where he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply controlled drugs.

Nicu’s vehicle, a Vauxhall Corsa, was stopped on Suffolk Road, Maidenhead on Friday, February 10.

Police searched the vehicle and discovered a rucksack containing the drugs.

Nicu was arrested and charged in connection with the drug seizure. He was remanded in custody until Monday’s court appearance.

Investigating officer, Det Insp Jason Kew of Windsor and Maidenhead Local CID said: “Thames Valley Police is committed to tackling drug crime within our communities.

“From this seizure, a significant amount of cocaine has now been removed from the streets of Maidenhead.

“Illegal drugs destroy lives and the criminal behaviour associated with them can damage entire communities. We would encourage anyone with concerns about drug activity in their area to report it to police. We will act upon every piece of information provided to us.”

Nicu will be sentenced at Reading Crown Court in April 2017, although a date is yet to be set.