A party animal ordered ecstasy pills off the Dark Web, which arrived hidden in a box purporting to contain a ‘Disney princess’ themed puzzle.

Rather than the promised Cinderella game, the box sent to Didcot man Harry Sullivan, 22, contained 250 tablets of class A drug MDMA – better known by its slang name ecstasy.

The tablets, which could have been worth £2,500 had they been sold on the street, were embossed with the words Maserati.

Prosecuting, Bethan Chichester said the ecstasy pill package was the first of two illegal shipments from Holland that were intercepted by the Border Force.

The second illicit parcel was intercepted around two weeks after the first, on March 3.

This time, the £2,800-worth of MDMA was in powder form and sent along with a ‘greetings card in a silver heat-sealed packet’, Ms Chichester said.

The court was not told whether the greetings card, like the puzzle sent a fortnight earlier, was Disney princess themed.

Both packages were addressed to Sullivan’s own home. He was arrested on March 12, when his phone and laptop were seized and his home searched.

Sullivan, of Bowmont Water, Didcot, pleaded guilty at the magistrates’ court to two counts of being concerned in the evasion of the prohibition on importing class A drugs. He had no previous convictions.

Mitigating, Peter du Feu detailed his client’s hedonistic lifestyle in his late teens and during his first year at university.

Since his arrest, he had dropped out of university and completely turned his life around. Having started a job at a Chinese restaurant, he was now the proprietor and worked long hours, six days a week.

Imposing two years’ imprisonment suspended for two years, Judge Ian Pringle KC said: “You should be in no doubt whatsoever, Harry Sullivan, that the importation of drugs into this country is treated with sentences which sometimes go into double figures.”

The offence was ‘hardly sophisticated’, the judge said with an arched brow. “You had the packages addressed to your own home address.”

In a final shot before Sullivan left the glass dock in courtroom one, Judge Pringle said: “You haven’t been in a criminal court before, certainly not a crown court. Make sure this is your first and last time.”

As part of the order, he must complete up to 46 rehabilitation activity requirement days and pay £425 in prosecution costs.

The drugs were forfeit and will be destroyed.