A DAD who smuggled cocaine and cannabis into prison for his inmate son has been jailed.

David Martin, 54, visited HMP Guys Marsh on the afternoon of Friday, August 7. During his visit, he went to the toilet twice.

On the second occasion, as he returned to the visitors area, prison staff noticed he was "messing about" with the back of his trousers.

As a result, he was stopped and searched and a six-inch cling film package containing the drugs dropped from under his arm.

Martin was arrested and interviewed before being released on police bail. He failed to return for his bail appointment and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

He was finally caught on Tuesday, July 5 2016 in Gloucestershire.

Last week, Martin, of Canterbury Leys in Tewkesbury, was convicted of bringing, throwing or conveying a category A prohibited article into or out of prison and jailed for three years.

Detective Constable Andy Stitfall, of Weymouth CID, said: "I would like to praise the prison staff for their vigilance and I hope this sentence sends out a message to anyone considering bringing contraband into prisons that they will be discovered and prosecuted."

Prisons Minister Sam Gyimah said: “I am determined to stem the flow of drugs into our prisons and transform them into places of safety and reform.

“This significant sentence is a clear message that we will not tolerate this kind of activity. Those who try and peddle drugs into prison should face the full force of the law."