AN OVER Wallop man has been jailed for nearly two years after breaching a suspended sentence for assisting in smuggling drugs in to prison.

Ian James Cheetham, pictured, was sentenced to 23 months in prison on Thursday, 14 December, during a hearing at Winchester Crown Court.

Appearing in Salisbury Crown Court in January of this year, the 31-year-old was sentenced to two years in prison, suspended for two years, for possession of drugs with intent to supply.

The court at the time heard that he had assisted in smuggling drugs into prison while serving a custodial sentence at HMP Erlestoke.

During the hearing last week, Cheetham, of Pound Road, Over Wallop, admitted to driving a Volkswagen Golf along New Street, Andover, while under the influence of delta-9-tetrahydrocannibol in August which saw him disqualified from driving pending sentence.

He also pleaded guilty to driving along Wellington Avenue in Aldershot while disqualified in November and to failing to provide a specimen of blood.

All three offence were in breach of the suspended sentence passed in January.