One of Ipswich’s "leading drug dealers" who bought a villa in Jamaica and used fake Domino's wage slips to buy a car has been jailed for over eight years. 

Dominic Denton, 42,  was sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court on Wednesday for being concerned in the supply of cocaine and diamorphine, money laundering and fraud.

The 42-year-old had pleaded guilty to the offences at a previous hearing.  

The prosecution said that between 2016 and 2022, Denton played a leading role in the supply of drugs in Ipswich and the surrounding areas.

The court heard that since April 2022, police have discovered 19 mobile phones linked to Denton, which show Denton was in frequent contact with known class A users and street dealers.

It was also heard that there were unexplained deposits made to Denton’s bank account of over £147,000 during a five-year period from 2017 to 2022.

Denton, who has been in custody since August 2023, was also able to purchase a villa in Jamaica and had intended to import a motorbike into the country.

In 2019 when Denton wished to buy an Audi, he falsified wage slips from Domino’s Pizza to show how much he earned – despite never having worked for Domino’s.

The prosecution said this same Audi would often turn up at drug raids going on in the town.

Judge David Pugh sentenced Denton to eight and a half years for the two counts of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs, to be served concurrently.

For money laundering, he sentenced Denton to three years, and for five months for the fraud. Again, these sentences will be served concurrently.

Denton will serve half of his sentence in jail.

Also appearing in court was Precious White, 30 and of Barnard Square, Ipswich. White was facing one charge of possession of criminal property, having been found with £9,000 in cash.

Judge Pugh handed White a community order for 18 months. This will include a mental health requirement of up to 12 months, 80 hours of unpaid work and up to 20 rehabilitation activity requirement days.