A legal representative has been slapped with a suspended prison sentence after attempting to smuggle drugs into Erlestoke Prison.

Ishmai Williams, of Legging Road in Birmingham, was sentenced for two counts of possession with intent to supply a Class B drug, and two counts of conveying a prohibited article, at Winchester Crown Court.

The 30-year-old travelled to the Wiltshire prison on May 5, 2022, and attempted to take in almost 200g of cannabis and seven sheets of A4 paper soaked with MDMB, or Spice, while acting as a legal representative.

She was stopped by prison officers who smelt the drugs upon entering the facility.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The substances seized during the incidentThe substances seized during the incident (Image: Wiltshire Police)

Williams was sentenced to nine months behind bars for each offence, suspended for two years.

She was ordered to carry out 20 days of rehabilitation activity and to pay a £156 victim surcharge.

Detective Inspector Tom Straker, of Central CID said: "Wiltshire Police has, and will continue to have, a zero-tolerance approach to this behaviour.

“Williams, acting as a Legal Representative at the time, abused her position when she attempted to take prohibited items into Erlestoke Prison.

"We accept the sentence imposed by the court, but this should act as a clear deterrent to anyone who thinks that it is acceptable to travel to Wiltshire with the intent to supply drugs, both in and out of the prison system.”