A man has pleaded guilty to drug dealing in Basingstoke.

Tyrone Potter, who went by the street name 'Nemo', admitted two counts of supplying Class A drugs at Portsmouth Crown Court earlier today (Tuesday).

He had previously denied the charges.

The 25-year-old was the kingpin of a county lines operation that supplied heroin and cocaine in the town for three years.

The network counted Olamide Soyege and Terence Maccabee, the men responsible for the killing of Taylor Williams in Basingstoke in August 2019, among its members.

When giving evidence during the Williams murder trial last year, Soyege, who was sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of murder, labelled Nemo as "unsavoury".

"I wouldn't say I'm scared, but there's some people you don't talk about," the 29-year-old said when being cross-examined by Tana Adkin QC.

When asked to described the shadowy figure, Soyege said: "The word unsavoury comes to mind."

Miss Adkin told the court that Nemo placed Maccabee in Basingstoke to deal drugs for him.

"Terence's purpose for being there was to deal drugs from time to time on behalf of Nemo," Miss Adkin continued. "Nemo would get his drugs from London and come down, he'd be there. He would send Terence out to sell drugs and bring the money back."

She also said that Nemo would 'cuckoo' houses of drugs users.

Cuckooing is where a drug dealer takes over the home of a vulnerable addict and uses it as a base of operations; to distribute and store drugs.

Maccabee would be asked to go to the cuckooed houses and make exchanges.

The 20-year-old was cleared of murder but convicted of manslaughter, and was sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Soyege was Nemo's 'enforcer', the court was told, whilst Maccabee was a 'tracker', responsible for giving drugs to dealers and then giving the money back to Nemo.

Several members of the Nemo drugs line were sentenced earlier this year.

Potter, of Chiltern Crescent in Earley, Reading, will be sentenced at Portsmouth Crown Court on May 21.