DESIGNER goods acquired by a now imprisoned drug dealer and his girlfriend must be auctioned, so they can pay back some of the thousands of pounds they made illegally.

Kyle Crowley - currently serving a five-year jail term - was said to have profited to the tune of £21,743.

But at a Proceeds of Crime Act hearing at Newport Crown Court, it was revealed that he has just £3,365 available, made up of cash and designer goods seized by police.

His girlfriend Dionne Thomas made £5,380 as a result of her involvement, but has just £155 - made up of designer goods also seized - available to repay.

Crowley, 29, was handed his prison sentence in April this year, after pleading guilty to involvement in supplying cocaine, and producing and supplying cannabis.

Thomas, 25, pleaded guilty to acquiring criminal property and received a community order involving 120 hours of unpaid work.

Police raided Crowley's and Thomas' home in Plasturtwyn Terrace, Llanbradach, last year. They found cannabis plants with a potential street value of several thousands of pounds, and £4,000 in cash which Thomas said she knew had been made from dealing, and which she had allowed to pass through her bank account.

The couple and three other people were involved in a drugs ring which was cracked after another dealer's girlfriend - Emily Lock, of Caerphilly - used Instagram to post pictures of her lavish lifestyle.

Their designer goods must be auctioned and Judge Jeremy Jenkins has given Crowley three months to pay back the £3,365, with the threat of a further 28 days in prison if he does not.

Thomas was also given three months to pay, with a five-day prison sentence the punishment for non-compliance.