A gun connected to a fatal shooting in Birmingham was found stashed in the bedroom of a jewellery shop worker a court heard.
Derek Junior Myers, 25, was killed and another man seriously injured in the shooting in at a Soho Hill pool hall last October.
A police raid six weeks later uncovered a revolver linked to the deadly shooting at the home of Deanne Gordon in the Ladywood area of the city.
The 35-year-old claimed to have found the weapon stashed behind bins near her home but her explanation was rejected by a judge.
She was jailed for five years after pleading guilty to possession of a prohibited weapon and ammunition at Birmingham Crown Court.
Judge Richard Bond said; “I reject out of hand the explanation you gave to police.
“I sentence you on the basis you were looking after this gun and bullets for a gang member and you knew that.
“The reality is this; that weapon was used in a murder so any time somebody takes possession of such a lethal weapon they run the risk of being connected to a weapon used in the most serious criminal offences on the statute book.
“It’s well known in this city such items are used by gangs affiliated with drugs and money laundering.
“The consequences of a person being in possession are obvious. These items are designed to kill and maim.”