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Drug dealing Welling pensioner Robert Elvin ordered to pay back £10,000
A PENSIONER from Welling has been ordered to pay back another £9,800 of his ill-gotten gains from drug dealing.
Robert Elvin, 75, has been told to hand over the cash he got through selling Viagra and cocaine, for which he was given a four-year prison sentence.
On April 12, police officers raided his home in Olyffe Avenue and found 5,000 Viagra tablets in a display cabinet and 4oz of cocaine with an exceptionally high purity.
The following day Elvin pleaded guilty to one charge of selling Viagra elsewhere than at a registered pharmacy and one count of possessing cocaine with intent to supply.
He was fined £110 for selling the sex-enhancing drug and was remanded in custody for sentencing on the second charge.
The search at Elvin’s house also led to the discovery of £15,895 cash, of which £9,500 was ordered to be forfeited by Bexley Magistrates’ Court on May 14 after he admitted it was the proceeds of crime.
On June 5 at Woolwich Crown Court Elvin was jailed on the cocaine charge.
The court believed the gravity of his offences was serious and he was given a prison sentence despite his advancing years and failing health.
On Friday, Elvin was handed a confiscation order for a further £9,803.83 following a Bexley police financial investigation unit probe taking the total recovered from him to £19,303.83.
He must pay £6,403.83 within four weeks and the remaining £3,400 within four months or face even longer in prison.
Detective Inspector Paul Softley said: "This individual has been involved in drug importation stretching back more than 20 years and was involved in criminality purely for financial reward.
"The confiscation of the money Elvin made from drug dealing acts as a stark warning to others that you will not keep what you have gained and we will pursue you to remove cash and other assets connected with your criminal activity."
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