A Staffordshire man who allowed his house to be used to supply drugs while he was in prison has been given a ten- year jail sentence.
David John Steele, aged 31, from Kidsgrove, also admitted possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life while he was on remand at Shrewsbury Prison between September and October 2004.
He was in prison after Staffordshire Police's Major Crime Unit conducted a three-month operation which led to him being charged with permitting his home in King Street to be used for the supply of Class A drugs.
Steele admitted that charge yesterday at Wolverhampton Crown Court, where he received five years in prison. He received another five years at the same time for the firearm offence.
Steele was also given another three-year sentence, to run concurrently, after admitting supplying Class C drugs.
In August 2004, Steele's upstairs rented flat was the first property in Staffordshire to be shut using a full closure order to tackle the production, use and supply of Class A drugs and associated serious nuisances.
Steele was arrested by Major Crime Unit officers who acted on information from staff at Shrewsbury Prison.