A DRUG dealer will spend a further six months behind bars before he is deported after prison guards caught him with a mobile phone.

Edison Cemenja was on remand at HMP Bullingdon near Bicester before he had even been sentenced for his drug dealing when staff using mobile phone detection equipment raided his cell on July 2.

Searching the room, which he was sharing with another prisoner, they found a black Alcatel One Touch mobile phone hidden under the 24-year-old’s bed.

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Cemenja, who is now serving a 10-year jail term for conspiracy to supply cocaine and possession with intent to supply cannabis, quickly owned up to having the phone, described by prosecutors as ‘primitive and unlikely to be internet-ready'.

He went on to plead guilty before magistrates last month to one count of having a mobile phone in prison without lawful authority.

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The Albanian national – who will be deported at the end of his current jail term which he received in November – was sentenced for the mobile phone offence at Oxford Crown Court on Tuesday.

At the hearing his defence barrister Edward Culver said that his client had only used the phone to stay in touch with his family after his mother fell ill and added that he had only kept the device for up to eight days.

He added that Cemenja had otherwise made good use of his time in prison and had been making post boxes there.

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Sentencing, Judge Peter Ross said that prisoners caught with mobile phones while inmates will always be handed more time in jail for the offence.

He said: “The possession and use of telephones within our prison establishments represents a real risk to the good order and discipline in prisons.

“They have a corrosive effect, they ensure crime to continue.”

Cemenja was jailed for six months which will be added to his current sentence imposed at Reading Crown Court of 10 years.