A DRUG dealer who squandered a second chance has been jailed for three years and nine months.

Shaun Hartley, of Brockenhurst Road, Ascot, admitted to possession with intent to supply ketamine after he breached a suspended sentence for supplying cocaine and MDMA.

The 27-year-old was arrested on August 1 after police searched his flat and found Class A and B drugs, including half a kilogram of ketamine.

He was sentenced to three years and nine months' imprisonment at Reading Crown Court on February 14.

Investigating officer, PC Sally Sachse of the Investigation Hub, based at Maidenhead police station, said: “The police and courts take a very dim view of class A drug dealers. This sentence reflects that.

“Hartley was given a suspended sentence last time he was before the court and was informed at the time that he would go to prison if he breached it.

“Hartley ignored this warning and went on to commit further drugs offences whilst under that order.

“Thames Valley Police takes drug dealing extremely seriously and we will always investigate to bring offenders to justice.”

Hartley was charged with the most recent drug dealing offence in December and breached a suspended sentence handed out by the courts for a similar conviction.