A NEW father wiped tears from his face as he was sentenced to 14 months in jail.

Blaze Daley, 29, of Chiltern Way, Buckskin, appeared at Winchester Crown Court on Thursday last week having pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to supply a Class B drug.

Daley also admitted breaching the terms of a suspended sentence he was given for an almost identical offence nearly a year ago.

The court heard how on March 5 this year, plain-clothed officers saw Daley in a new hire car, acting suspiciously when a marked police vehicle drove past.

Officers stopped Daley and searched the vehicle where they found 20 bags each containing 2g of cannabis.

Prosecutor Timothy Moores told the court: “Officers searched the defendant’s house where they found more wraps of cannabis, a machete and a hunting knife.

“The total amount of drugs seized valued at £960.”

The court heard how Daley was already serving the nine-month suspended sentence for a near identical offence.

Defence barrister Paul Fairley, said in the time since the last offence his client had completed 120 hours of unpaid work.

Mr Fairley said: “He [Daley] is a bright and articulate young man and does not present as what is maybe stereotypical of drug dealers.

“He is disappointed in himself, and disappointed that he has let his family down, he has a new partner and they have a four-month old son together and he is realistic that he may not be around for the start of his life.”

Judge Susan Evans QC, said by breaching the terms of the suspended sentence Daley “must have realised” the chances of a custodial spell.

She said: ”It is disappointing that you are before this court, because as your counsel has said you are a bright and articulate man.

“You committed a further offence when you were already on a suspended sentence and in spite of that you appear before the court.

“You have a mother and partner who clearly support you and you should have thought of them when committing this offence.”

Daley was jailed for 10 months for possession with intent to supply and four months for the breach of the suspended sentence, to run consecutively.