A DRUG-dealing duo who claimed they were in Swindon to meet girls have been told to expect lengthy jail sentences.

Perry Kyei-Ntiamoah and William Gentry were found guilty by a Swindon jury this week of being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin.

In mid-2017 the pair made a number of trips between London and Swindon. They claimed it was to meet girls and hang out with friends, but prosecutors said the pair were involved in shifting class A drugs in a County Line-style operation.

A Blackberry mobile found after police stopped the VW Golf in which they were travelling along the M4 was the dealer phone.

Mobile phone data tracked that Blackberry travelling with Gentry and Kyei-Ntiamoah’s phones from London to Swindon and back on multiple occasions.

And bulk texts advertising the wares of the “G” line would be sent soon after the pair arrived in Swindon. Texts boasted the drugs being sold were 10/10 and could be delivered.

Gentry’s DNA was found on the Blackberry mobile phone. There was a knife stashed under the footwell mat where he had been sitting in the VW Golf.

Police found almost £2,500 in cash in the car, stashed in the steering column and in Gentry’s rucksack.

Prosecutor Mark Worsley claimed the men had been found “with the till in their pockets, notionally speaking." Gentry and Kyei-Ntiamoah argued the cash was legitimate and for buying treats and second hand cars respectively.

Kyei-Ntiamoah 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.

The men had denied being involved in drug dealing. But a Swindon jury took less than a day to find them guilty on all counts.

Judge Jason Taylor QC adjourned sentencing to February 13 and ordered a psychiatric report for Gentry.

He said: “Mr Ntiamoah, I am genuinely sorry I cannot sentence you today. I tried to avoid this situation, but I need to adjourn now just to make some further enquiries about you, Mr Gentry.

“You both know you are going to receive significant custodial sentences. You can be reassured that everyday you spend in custody now will count towards your eventual sentence.”