A 23-YEAR-OLD Welling man has been ordered to repay more than £4,000 from his drug dealing profits.

Leon Njuguna, who used the money to buy a car, must pay out £4,086.58 or face a four-month prison sentence.

Judge Dawson made the Confiscation Order after Njuguna failed to show up to Woolwich Crown Court on Monday. (Jan 14) The sales assistant, of Marina Drive, has not complied with any court orders, or given the court clear and convincing evidence of the money’s legitimacy.

Following Njuguna's arrest in June 2011, a Bexley Police investigation found he had financially benefited from his crimes.

Gary Holmes, Detective Chief Inspector of Bexley Police CID, said “Financial reward continues to be the motivating factor behind many crimes reported to police.

“Police in Bexley are determined to ensure that criminals, from street dealers through to those committing large scale frauds, are not allowed to keep any money they obtain from their criminality.”

After initially denying the accusations against him, Njuguna pleaded guilty at Woolwich Crown Court in August last year to possession of cannabis with intent to supply and possession of criminal property.

He was sentenced in October to eight months imprisonment suspended for two years on each charge, a 12-month supervision order, 80 hours unpaid work and 19 hours skills training sessions.