Cumbrian teen drug dealer’s assets seized
Published at 11:30, Monday, 10 September 2012
A teenage drug dealer has had all his assets confiscated under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Kane Hull, 19, of Springkell, Aspatria, was jailed in March for a string of offences – including possession of £300 of cannabis with intent to supply it.
At Carlisle Crown Court he agreed he had benefited to the tune of £1,858 from his drug dealing. But since he had only £1,605 to his name that was as much as he could be made to forfeit.
In March, the court heard that Hull, who had 20 previous convictions, was found guilty of two offences which he denied – possessing £300 of cannabis with intent to supply it, and possessing £770 he had made from drug dealing.
He had been charged after police stopped him on the outskirts of Carlisle at 1am last June, and noticed his car smelt of cannabis.
When searched police found the money and the drugs in his underpants.
Hull insisted all the cannabis was for his own use, and said he had put it and the money down his pants “in panic” when the police stopped him.
He said that though he was unemployed and not on benefits, he was a regular cannabis user, buying up to £150-worth a week with money given to him by “friends and family”.
Hull was sent to a young offenders’ institution for 21 months and banned from driving for two years. The sentence included his punishment for dangerous driving in Greenacres Park during Wigton’s Something For The Summer music festival.
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