Police found £16,000 cash, a £5,500 cannabis stash and a single live rifle bullet when they searched a Leicester man’s home.

Officers found the items when they searched the flat of Adesina Alli in Hazel Street, off Aylestone Road, Leicester, in connection with the supply of drugs to an inmate in prison.

They recovered 544g of cannabis valued at £5,500, 0.3g of cocaine, a live cartridge for an SLR rifle and £16,000 cash, reports BristolLive.

Enquiries were carried out to see if Alli, 39, was supplying an inmate at HMP Leyhill, in Gloucestershire.

But Bristol Crown Court heard that it was accepted Alli was only going to use the drug for himself.

Alli pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis, cocaine, and a single live rifle cartridge.

Judge William Hart handed him a 12-month community order with 80 hours of unpaid work.

He told Alli: “These offences were detected because of an enquiry relating to drugs being taken into Leyhill prison.

“It was thought you were connected to that.

“That has come to nothing.”

Alli was ordered to pay £250 prosecution costs and the drugs and ammunition were forfeited for destruction.

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Neil Treharne, prosecuting, told the court that police mounted an operation focusing on the supply of drugs into HMP Leyhill and established an inmate had contact with Alli.

Police then visited the father of two and he accepted that he knew the prisoner, the court heard.

A drugs expert said Alli was a heavy cannabis smoker and the drugs recovered could have lasted him three to six months.

Alli explained that the single 5.56 calibre rifle round was simply a souvenir from a gun club.

He denied money seized was from dealing drugs and a hearing under the Proceeds of Crime Act will investigate that issue at a later date.

Michael Haggar, defending, said his client has a job and no drug-related previous convictions.

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