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Dealer caught throwing drugs over prison wall
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Dealer caught throwing drugs over prison wall
April 13, 2005

A DRUG dealer caught trying to hurl a bag of cannabis over a prison wall for his convict brother has been ordered to pay back the money he made through crime.

Elvis Roseway, 42, of Lucerne Road, Highbury, made more than ?35,000 from dealing and hid the cash in three bank accounts.

And he used the drug money to buy a turbo-charged Porsche 944 and a set of personalised number plates - A6 OFF - at ?4,000.

But Roseway claimed by the time financial investigators caught up with him he only had ?5,000 left.

Blackfriars Crown Court heard plain-clothes police were passing Wormwood Scrubs prison when they spotted Roseway attempting to hurl a bag over the walls in July 2003. He hid under a bush but was caught.

The bag contained ?400 worth of cannabis and four mobile telephones.

Roseway's brother was serving life at the prison for murder.

Detectives found thousands of pounds had been moving in and out of Roseway's bank accounts and he was unable to explain why.

Following a week-long trial in 2004 he was convicted unanimously by a jury of possession with intent to supply cannabis and jailed for 18 months.

Roseway is set to be released from that sentence in the next few weeks on an electronic tag.

The judge Mr Recorder Peter Kyte ordered the crook to pay back ?4,520 within three months or face a further three months in jail.

Speaking outside court, Stephen Engel, a Scotland Yard financial investigator, said: "This goes to show that if you're caught dealing in drugs, the property you have obtained through that will be confiscated to ensure you do not profit from your criminality.

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