Wigan drug farmer’s fate stalled by quest to claw back money

The sentencing of a Wigan man who admitted to running two cannabis farms with a combined output of £31,000 has been delayed - so the authorities can pursue him for his ill-gotten gains.

Tuesday, 9th April 2019, 4:14 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th April 2019, 11:44 am
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Joshua Hill, 29, of Sherwood Drive, Worsley Hall, has pleaded guilty to producing the Class B drug following the discovery of 56 cannabis plants at homes on Sherwood Drive and Ormskirk Road, and possessing criminal property

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It had been planned to sentence him this month at Bolton Crown but it has now been postponed until May 21 so that it can be combined with a Proceeds of Crime Act hearing at which an attempt will be made to claw back the money he made illegally.

He was released on unconditional bail until then.

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