An Irvine man has been jailed for trying to smuggle packages of drugs and a burner phone into Ayrshire’s prison.

Cameron Affleck, 37, pleaded guilty to supplying packs containing strong Valium-equivalent and opioid pills plus the phone and then chucking them over the wall of Bowhouse.

The procurator fiscal’s complaint states Affleck – as well as a co-accused Darryl McCrae, 27, who himself denies part in the allegations – were involved in supplying Etizolam at HMP Kilmarnock and elsewhere last October.

Vineburgh resident Affleck pleaded guilty to a second charge of supplying Buprenorphine another Class C controlled drug.

He admitted a third charge of throwing a package containing a mobile telephone over the wall into HMP Kilmarnock – and a fourth charge of throwing a package containing the Etizolam and Buprenorphine pills.

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last Thursday, Affleck was sentenced to eight months behind bars for his breaches of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and Prison (Scotland) Act 1989.

Not guilty pleas to involvement in the five charges were entered on behalf of co-accused McCrae, of Belfast Quay, who will now stand trial at a later date in 2022.