A DRUG dealer caught with a small arsenal of weaponry at his Oxford home as well as dozens of wraps of cocaine hidden in his anus has been jailed.

Kailum O'Callaghan, of Saunders Road, Oxford, had already admitted possession with intent to supply cocaine.

Oxford Crown Court heard at his sentencing on Tuesday how the 18-year old was first stopped by police while in a Fiat Punto on October 3 this year.

Suspicious of the ownership of the car police took O'Callaghan in for questioning while officers searched his home address.

It was while there, the court heard, that officers discovered a cache of weapons including two cross-bows, a hunting knife, two air pistols, a sword and a replica firearm and magazine.

Officers also discovered drugs paraphernalia including weighing scales, cash and mobile phones which on analysis appeared to show 'drugs marketing' text messages.

Later, the court heard, O'Callaghan was found to have hidden a stash of class A drugs in his rear - made up of 54 separately sealed wraps of cocaine, representing a street value of about £870.

The court also heard that O'Callaghan had previously been convicted for similar drug dealing matters earlier this year.

In mitigation defence barrister Gordana Turudija-Austin urged the court or leniency in light of her client's youth and said that he had performed relatively well with his previously imposed community order, completing all unpaid work.

Sentencing, Recorder Ann Mulligan said: "It is clear that you had a significant role in that you were not a runner, you were directing runners."

She added that the sentence she must impose was 'exacerbated' by his previous conviction for a similar offence earlier in the year.

For the single count of possession with intent to supply cocaine was jailed for three years and must pay a victim surcharge.