A DRUG dealer was caught warehousing more than £18,000 worth of illegal drugs from his home in Southampton.

Polish national Adrian Kleczewski now faces deportation after he was jailed for 12 months for his “significant” role in looking after large quantities of amphetamine and cannabis.

The 25-year-old’s home on Burlington Road was raided by officers, who smashed through into his room in the shared accommodation.

When they got inside, drugs totalling a street value of around £18,500 were seized by Hampshire Constabulary on July 30.

Roderick Blain, prosecuting, told the court that in total 3.2kg of cannabis and 250g of amphetamine were taken during the raid, as well as electronic scales, cling film, mobile devices and £830 cash.

He added that Kleczewski had become involved in the operation in order to finance his own drug habit.

Gemma White, mitigating, said that due to the conviction the Home Office had explained it intended to deport Kleczewski after his release.

She said: “He worked over here to provide financial support for his family and while working so much he turned to drugs. That habit spiralled out of control and he then became indebted to others he had been working for.”

Kleczewski pleaded guilty to two charges of possessing class-B drugs with intent to supply.

In jailing Kleczewski for one year, Judge Nicholas Rowland added that the defendant’s role was “significant”.