A TRIAL is due to take place next year after a man denied smuggling drugs and SIM cards into a prison.

Paul Betts, 49, faces three charges of conveying a prohibited article into HMP Bullingdon, near Bicester, on January 25, 2022.

He pleaded not guilty to taking in 1.66gr of cocaine, 19.3g of cannabis, three sims cards and four memory cards at Oxford Crown Court on Wednesday (December 13).

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A trial has been listed for the same court on May 28 and is expected to last about two days. The defence is expected to be one of defence.

Betts, of Cope Court, Maidenhead, will remain on unconditional bail until the proceedings next year.