Meter reader foils Leeds drug dealer

A drug dealer was caught after a workman came to his flat to read the electricity meter – and found a fake gun in his letter box.

Police then searched amateur boxer Julio Calcina's home on Harehills Lane and found a stun gun and more than 3,000 worth of amphetamines in his freezer.

He was jailed for two years after pleading guilty to possession of an imitation firearm, possession of a taser gun, possession of amphetamines with intent to supply and possessing cannabis and cocaine.

Nicholas Barker, prosecuting, told Leeds Crown Court the workman alerted the officers who recovered a bin bag from the letter box at the entrance to the property on December 1 last year.

It contained a fake 8mm Glock pistol, the taser gun and a small amount of cocaine.

The amphetamines and a small quantity of cannabis was then discovered.

After his arrest he told officers he had kept the weapons in the mail box as he did not want his partner's child to discover them and had them for his own protection and had painted the fake gun a dark metal colour to make it look realistic.

Stephen Blake of the CMA  Photo: Vikki Ellis

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