An audacious gunman, caught by police with a loaded weapon stuffed down his trousers a few months after he was busted for drug dealing, is starting a fifteen-and-a-half year prison sentence.
Brian Odour, 27, of Richford Street, Hammersmith was arrested by police from the Organised Crime Command in a targeted operation.
He was convicted by an Isleworth Crown Court jury of possessing a firearm, with intent to endanger life and possessing ammunition, with intent to endanger life.
Odour had already pleaded guilty to possessing a blade, which officers found during a search of his car.
He was stopped by officers on September 26, last year on suspicion of having a firearm.
He was searched and, in the waistband of his trousers, the gun was found.
The firearm was examined and was found to be in full working order with four rounds of ammunition.
A few months earlier, on May 11 police found cocaine, ecstasy and Ketamine during a search of his car and Odour pleaded guilty to possessing those drugs, with intent to supply.
Detective Constable Richard Vanderpuije, of the Organised Crime Command, said: "As a result of a proactive investigation a dangerous firearm has been taken off the streets of London.
“The lengthy sentence handed to Odour reflects the potentially fatal consequences of having a firearm in a public place."