Mohammed Suileman, 35, of Sydney Road, was sentenced to eight years in prison at Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday (21 April) for being in possession of a firearm and intent to supply Class A drugs.
Suileman was found with a loaded firearm in his house after officers carried out a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant at his flat in Sheffield last October.
The firearm was identified as a semi-automatic pistol, with six rounds in the magazine.
PC Liam Stewart, from Sheffield’s Proactive CID, said: “Suileman was asleep in the bedroom when officers entered the property and a second man, Adam Doyle, was found sleeping in the living room.
“Searches soon led to the discovery of a significant amount of Class A drugs in the kitchen and a viable handgun hidden inside the lining of a settee.”
Officers found drugs stashed everywhere, including heroin, MDMA and cannabis worth a street value of around £8,000.
Both men were arrested, and after offering no comment, were charged and remanded to custody straight away.
Suileman later admitted to having knowledge of the handgun.
Doyle, 30, of Seabrook Road, who was found at Suileman’s flat during the raid, was handed a 58-week custodial sentence on the same date after admitting possession with intent to supply cannabis.