A DRUG dealer who had MDMA at Bestival and bags of cocaine and cash in his pants was arrested for drugs offences a total of four times in less than 18 months.

Brandon Keane, of Green Road in Poole, was jailed for six years after admitting a slew of offences earlier this year. Last week, the 21-year-old returned to court, where he was ordered to repay more than £20,000 to ensure he doesn't benefit from his crimes.

The court heard Keane was stopped by security officials at Bestival on Saturday, September 2017 – the first year the event was held at Lulworth Castle.

He was found to have a "large quantity" of pink tablets on him. These were later revealed to be MDMA.

Officers then went to his home and found £11,940 in cash.

On Friday, April 13 2018, Keane was stopped in a car in the Meyrick Park area of Bournemouth at 12.35am.

Police found he had cannabis and five bags of around 100 pills. These were also found to be MDMA.

During a search, officers also found more than £1,000 in cash and three bags of cocaine in his underwear.

Less than a month later, on Wednesday, May 2 2018, Keane was stopped in Exeter Road, Bournemouth. He had cash and MDMA pills on him.

Finally, on February 17 this year, Keane was pulled over by officers as he drove in Poole Road, Bournemouth. He attempted to run away from the officers, but was caught with help from a member of the public.

Keane had a rucksack with him that he admitted had cannabis in it. He also had cocaine in a coat pocket, as well as some bank notes.

The defendant was jailed in the summer after admitting charges of possessing class A and class B drugs with intent to supply them and possessing criminal property in relation to the four separate incidents.

A Proceeds of Crime Act hearing then took place last week. During the hearing, a confiscation order was made which requires Keane to pay £21,546.21.

In addition, the £13,095 that was seized during his various arrests was forfeited.

Detective Constable Scott Brimicombe, of Dorset Police's financial investigation unit, said: “I hope this case demonstrates that where offenders are found to have gained money through their criminal activities we will use the Proceeds of Crime Act legislation to take these illegal earnings from them.”