A drug dealer who claimed he’d come to Swindon after being told girls in the town “like black lads from London” has been told to pay back more than £1,200 of his ill-gotten gains.

Perry Kyei-Ntiamoah, 23, formerly of Old St Michael's Drive, Braintree, was jailed for five years and seven months in February after a jury found him guilty of being concerned in the supply of heroin and crack cocaine together with “Gee” County Line chief William Gentry.

At a proceeds of crime hearing at Swindon Crown Court, Kyei-Ntiamoah was ruled to have made £7,500 from dealing drugs.

He was ordered to pay back £1,247.50 – cash already in police possession - within a week or face an extra seven days behind bars.

In a nod to Kyei-Ntiamoah’s five-and-a-half year prison sentence and the fact police already had the cash, Judge Jason Taylor QC said: “Obviously that’s academic.”

Last December, a jury took less than a day to find Gentry and Kyei-Ntiamoah guilty of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs.

The two men were said to have sold between 174g and 349g of heroin and crack cocaine in Swindon in mid-2017, making themselves more than £17,000 in the process.

The drugs line was called “Gee”, which, the judge concluded, had been named after main player Gentry.

Kyei-Ntiamoah was his driver.

In a hired VW Golf they made regular trips up and down the M4 to resupply themselves with cocaine and heroin in the capital. They were stopped during one of these trips on June 8.

At the trial, the Essex man claimed he had come to Wiltshire after Gentry told him “Swindon girls like black lads from London.” He said he had struck up a relationship with one girl but could not recall her surname or where she had lived.

Jailing the men to a total of 13 years, Judge Taylor said: “Neither of you use class A drugs. You were both in it for profit plain and simple and you prioritised financial gain over the carnage and broken lives drugs leave in their wake.”