A DRUG dealer from Ryde was warned by an Isle of Wight Crown Court judge he faced the likelihood of being jailed.

Olawale Odebiyi, of Union Road, Ryde, admitted three counts of supplying drugs — namely crack cocaine, heroin and cannabis — between April 8, 2019, and March 7 last year.

The 26-year-old originally pleaded not guilty to the offences.

By virtue of his guilty pleas, Odebiyi breached the terms of a suspended sentence order — 21 weeks imprisonment, suspended for two years — for possession of an offensive weapon in public, imposed at the North East London Magistrates' Court on November 15, 2017 — the offences fell within that timeframe.

Odebiyi admitted the breach, when he appeared at the Isle of Wight Crown Court last Wednesday.

For Odebiyi, Peter Pride said his client wished to delay his sentencing so a psychiatric report could be prepared to run in tandem with a probation report.

"I have made it abundantly clear to him that a custodial sentence is an inevitability," said Mr Pride.

"But this man has fundamentally turned his life around since he was last in court, amid a backdrop of significant mental health issues, alluded to in his basis of pleas to guilty."

The judge ordered a psychiatric report and updated probation report, bailing Odebiyi to reappear for sentencing on February 4 next year.

Before adjourning the hearing, the judge warned Odebiyi: "I'm agreeing to your barrister's request to adjourn this case, but you should not in any way think the court will not impose a custodial sentence upon you.

"There is a high likelihood there will be a custodial sentence."