A FORMER drug addict who was caught with a stash of heroin and crack cocaine worth more than £5000 has been jailed for 28 months.

Bradford Crown Court heard today how Nathan Barker, 27, was arrested following a domestic incident in June last year, but while he was in custody the police received information that drugs had been found in a drawer at a property where he was living at the time.

Prosecutor Philip Adams said there was over 100 grammes of heroin and more than three grammes of crack cocaine seized by the police and the estimated value was about £5,700.

He said the drugs amounted to more than 500 street deals of heroin and nearly 30 crack cocaine deals.

Barker, of Woodhall Road, Bradford, admitted charges of possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply on the basis that was working off as drugs debt.

Barrister Mark Brookes said his client had abused the trust of the person he was living with at the time bagging up Class A drugs under her roof.

He said Barker now had a job and no longer used Class A drugs, but Judge Jonathan Rose said nobody who deals in Class A drugs should imagine they can do so and escape immediate imprisonment.