Drug dealer who made £92k to hand over assets
A convicted drug dealer has been ordered to hand over his assets after a court heard he benefited from his crimes by almost £100,000.
An investigation into the financial affairs of Roger Bayes, who is serving a six-year jail sentence, revealed he has available assets totalling £1,400.
Judge Sean Morris ordered that Bayes pay the money within six months or face a further 30 days jail.
A hearing at Lincoln Crown Court was told that Bayes benefited from crime by £92,794. His second-hand car will now be sold to pay the amount to be confiscated.
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An earlier hearing was told that Bayes, 43, used his wife's house on Lincoln's Ermine West estate to store a haul of Class A and B drugs.
Police found a stash of cocaine, amphetamines, methadrone and steroid tablets during two raids on the property in Keddington Avenue.
Officers discovered further quantities of amphetamines and heroin at an address nearby in Scopwick Place which was linked to Bayes.
The court was told Bayes returned to drug dealing after being released from a three and half year prison sentence for growing cannabis plants at a rented industrial unit in Kettlethorpe, near Gainsborough.
Jonathon Dee, prosecuting, told the court police carried out the first raid at Keddington Avenue just months after Bayes was released from jail in 2010.
Bayes subsequently pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine, amphetamines, heroin, methadrone and steroid tablets with intent to supply.
No compensation order was sought against Diane Bayes who is now separated from her husband. She pleaded guilty to a single charge of allowing her premises to be used for drugs supply and was sentenced to nine months imprisonment suspended for 18 months.