TWO Newport drug dealers who made nearly £4,500 supplying amphetamine and cannabis have been ordered to pay back more than £1,700 between them.

Mark Emanuel, aged 55, of Church Road, and 39-year-old Virginia Hambleton, of Lamb Close, Gaer, appeared before Cardiff Crown Court for a Proceeds of Crime Act hearing.

The pair had earlier admitted possessing amphetamine and cannabis with intent to supply.

Emanuel was jailed for a total of 27 months at Newport Crown Court by Judge Christopher Vosper QC.

Hambleton was sentenced to a 24-month community order and a 15-day rehabilitation and activity requirement.

During the Proceeds of Crime Act hearing at Cardiff Crown Court, Judge Tracey Lloyd-Clarke was told that Emanuel had benefitted to the tune of £3,776.

She heard how Hambleton had benefitted by £650.

The judge ordered Emanuel to repay £1,489 within 30 days or face an extra three months in prison.

Hambleton was told to pay back £227.50 within 30 days or she could be jailed for a month.

After Emanuel’s sentencing, Gwent Police spokesperson said: “On 6th April 2017, a large quantity of amphetamine, cannabis and cash was discovered during a search of Emanuel’s home address in Lord Street, Newport.

“Emanuel was subsequently arrested and charged with possession with intent to supply controlled drugs.”

The officer in the case, PC Matthew Mallett said: "We want the communities of Newport East to know that any intelligence or information reported will be acted on where possible.

“This result shows the consequences of being involved in drug supply offences and that any information received via 101 or Crimestoppers will be taken seriously.”