Man who hid cocaine in wheelie bin ordered to pay back £5,880

Lewis Skinner has been ordered to pay back £5,880. Picture: NORFOLK CONSTABULARY

Lewis Skinner has been ordered to pay back £5,880. Picture: NORFOLK CONSTABULARY - Credit: NORFOLK CONSTABULARY

A man jailed after he was caught hiding half a kilogram of cocaine in a wheelie bin in Wymondham has been ordered to pay back £5,880.

Lewis Skinner, 21, was jailed for five and a half years for possession of cocaine with intent to supply at Norwich Crown Court back in October last year, after he was spotted hiding drugs in a wheelie bin by a 14-year-old boy.

Skinner was back in court for a confiscation hearing on Friday to claw back some cash and appeared over a link from Norwich prison.

Joanne Eley, prosecuting, said the benefit figure from the drug dealing operation was put at £64,726 but said the assets that could be realised amounted to £5,880, including £970 in cash.

John Morgans, for Skinner, said the confiscation figure was agreed.


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Judge Anthony Bate made the order and said Skinner should serve six months in default of not paying the confiscated cash back.

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