A drug dealer, who was caught hiding in a wardrobe with a revolver, has been jailed for 18 years after West Midlands Police busted his illegal empire.
Firearms officers arrested Jerome Nash after swooping at his home in Stanley Road, Bushbury, during a dawn raid on 27 May this year.
A search discovered crack cocaine, heroin and cannabis worth £500,000 across the property which was found in the dining room, cupboards and a sport bag.
Officers found Nash hidden in a wardrobe with a Webley revolver handgun concealed in a carrier bag nearby.
A further warrant was executed at another Wolverhampton address linked to Nash and recovered a Browning 9mm pistol.
Nash pleaded guilty to possession of Class A and B drugs with intent to supply, two counts of possession of a firearm and another of having ammunition.
The 23-year-old was sentenced at Wolverhampton Crown Court yesterday (15 December).
Detective Constable Keith Jones, from Wolverhampton Police, said: “Through intelligence we were able to establish Nash was at the heart of a substantial drugs network.
“We were able to seize a large haul of Class A drugs and prevent them from being sold on our streets. We have all seen the misery that illegal substances can have in our communities.
“Any firearm in the wrong hands has the potential to cause harm and these weapons were undoubtedly linked to drugs crime.
“This sentence should send out a strong warning that dealers will be caught and then face a lengthy prison term.”
Source:: West Midlands Police News