Norfolk farmer ordered to repay £90,000

Fri 28th, Sep

A farmer who was jailed for growing cannabis plants has been ordered to repay £90,000.

James Ogilvy, 65, of Watery Lane, Beeston, was jailed for 25 months in February 2015 after allowing containers at his farm to be used to grow cannabis plants with a potential street value of £1 million. At a Proceeds of Crime Act hearing at Norwich Crown Court on Wednesday (26 September), Ogilvy was ordered to pay back a total of £90,000. He has already paid £40,000 towards the order so must now pay back the remaining £50,000 in the next three months or face a further 10 months in jail. Financial Investigations Manager Nicholas Bentley, from the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU), said: "We will continue to use Proceeds of Crime Act legislation to pursue those such as Ogilvy, who have financially benefited from their crimes to ensure that all their ill-gotten-gains are rightfully re-paid."