Bulwell man with loaded gun and ammo gets 7 years
A LOADED handgun, ammunition and £6,000 worth of drugs were found at a man's house during a police search.
Vandell Wright, 23, was arrested on February 9 at his house in Merchant Street, Bulwell, following the search.
Wright was charged with possession of the handgun, possession of ammunition for a firearm without a certificate and possession of cocaine with intent to supply.
He pleaded guilty to all charges and appeared at court on Friday, March 16 for sentencing.
Judge Michael Stokes jailed him for seven years for possession of the gun, noting that a bullet was contained in the weapon. He was given two years for possession of the ammunition and three-and-half years for the drugs charge. These sentences are to run concurrently.
Detective Inspector Keith Priest said: "The fact that both Wright and a potentially lethal firearm are now off the streets is excellent news for the people of Nottingham.
"This sentence sends out a clear message that people who own guns illegally, or act as custodians of firearms for other people, will receive serious sentences from the courts."