A 46-YEAR-old Oldbury man caught with over £115,000 worth of cocaine, crack and steroids has been put behind bars for nine years.

It was the second time Dean Horton had been given a substantial jail term for drugs offences having been locked up for ten years in 2005, Wolverhampton Crown Court was told.

Jane Sarginson prosecuting said police officers caught Horton out again when they raided a flat above a beauty parlour in Moat Road, Oldbury,

The officers recovered drug dealing paraphernalia including a pill press while illegal drugs were found "throughout the premises," she added.

The officers discovered cocaine and crack which was valued at £99,120 if sold in street deals while 2,687 steroid tablets and 455 vials worth £16.000 were recovered from the loft area.

Miss Sarginson said the officers who were armed with a search warrant also found £6,500 in cash on the premises.

Horton admitted being concerned in the supply of illegal drugs and steroids and Judge Rhona Campbell told him only a long prison term was appropriate for his offending.

Mohammed Latif defending told the court that Horton was addicted to drugs and he had been approached by another party to earn money to clear his debts to his dealer.

Melania Sheldon, 36 of Tower Road, Oldbury was found on the premises with Horton. The prosecution offered no evidence against her and she was found not guilty.