A New Castle man will spend more than five years in prison after being convicted of selling drugs and committing gun crimes.

Jgenus Steele, 23, was sentenced in federal court Thursday to 63 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.

According to the release, an investigation by the Lawrence County Drug Task Force found Steele sold drugs between 2019 and 2020.

The Task Force says it bought 12.44 grams of crack directly from him in New Castle in 2019.

Following that sale, the Task Force served a search warrant at Steele's New Castle apartment in February 2020.

During that search, 2.68 grams of fentanyl and heroin were found inside along with five loaded pistols and $1,255.

Steele had been on parole for a prior aggravated assault conviction at the time.