Police found more than £100,000 worth of heroin in a house in Kirklees after a man crashed his car when he had been drinking.
Leeds Crown Court heard Leslie Cropper had the drugs hidden in the loft of his Ravensthorpe home - searched after he crashed his car after a drunken argument with his partner.
Neighbours heard screaming and shouting in Headland Street, Dewsbury, and then saw Cropper walk away before returning at speed in a Ford Focus from his home in Walker Street.
Dave Mackay prosecuting told the court Cropper then continued the row through the window of the car before he drove off only to return once more at speed.
However that time he failed to negotiate the junction at Walker Street and crashed down an embankment. He got out of the car and went home where he was found hiding in the loft when police arrived.
A reading showed he had 53 microgrammes in 100 millilitres of breath, the limit being 35. He told them: “I just had a barney with my missus and drove straight off there.”
Mr Mackay said officers had also discovered heroin and crack cocaine with him in the loft and further heroin in a bag in the bedroom.
The heroin weighed 2.389 kilogrammes with a potential street value of £112,000 while the crack cocaine was worth £6,000. Around £600 in cannabis was also found which he said was for his own use.
Cropper claimed to have found the drugs but then admitted he had been approached a few months earlier by a taxi driver who offered him some work.
That turned out to be bagging up the Class A drugs for which he was paid £1,200 each time. He said he did it because if was “easy money.”
Kathryn Stuckey representing Cropper said he worked as a window cleaner but was only earning around £150 a week and found it difficult to make ends meet.
Cropper, 37, admitted possessing crack cocaine and heroin with intent to supply, possession of cannabis and driving over the prescribed limit. He was jailed for five years four months and banned from driving for 12 months.