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Lincolnshire drug dealers to lose £17k worth of financial assets

By Louth Target  |  Posted: September 19, 2012

Lincoln Crown Court

Lincoln Crown Court

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A DRUG dealer caught in a major police operation against trafficking was ordered to hand over assets of £17,000 following a hearing at Lincoln Crown Court.

Timothy Louth, who was jailed for nine years at a previous hearing, will face an extra 10 months jail sentence if he does not produce the money within the next six months.

Louth, 30, of Bleak House Farm, Wyberton, was ruled to have benefited by £150,000 from his drug dealing activities.

Judge Michael Heath ordered the confiscation of a total of £8,000 from nine other men convicted alongside Louth.

Simon Godwin, 39, of Quarry Road, Louth, and Rashpal Singh (33) of Hyne Avenue, Bradford, each had £2,000 assets confiscated with the other men having smaller amounts taken from them.

Confiscation hearings involving two further men were adjourned until next year.

Fifteen men convicted as a result of Lincolnshire Police's Operation Atlanta received sentences totalling 52 years when they appeared before the Crown Court earlier this year.

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  • Adrian1208  |  September 21 2012, 12:40AM

    To serve an extra 10mths in jail means serving an actual 3mth on top of the approximate 4yrs he already has to serve!!! Not bad considering he's made nearly £150,000 is it... Drug dealers are the scum of the earth..

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  • Gnome_Chomsky  |  September 19 2012, 9:25PM

    £150,000 profit, £17,000 to be forfeit. I imagine Mr Louth will be at the cash machine first thing in the morning, or even waved his chequebook in the judges face, Sting-like. Many people will not earn £150,000 in the nine years he was sentenced to, never mind the shorter term he will serve. Of the other nine, seven have had assets of less than £2,000 confiscated. With legal expenses taken into account, I imagine that the majority of these cases cost more to prosecute than they recovered. I understand the political imperative to try to recoup costs of crime, and I would like to know the opinions of potential police and crime commissioners on this story. Mine is that we have wasted money trying to look tough on crime. More money could have been made allowing Mr Louth to continue his trade but taxing him on his income. Regards, Al Capone.

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  • baddadbill  |  September 19 2012, 9:21PM

    So stay in Jail for another 10 months and keep the £17k, not a bad annual wage for some.

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