Newport woman who hid cocaine in children’s Kinder Eggs ordered to pay back £4k from drugs racket

A mother-of-four who hid cocaine in her children’s Kinder Eggs at her home has been ordered to pay back more than £4,000 from a £40,000 drugs racket she ran with her partner. 

Vicki Holland, 36, was rumbled when police raided her house and found the drugs hidden inside the chocolate treat’s plastic capsules.

A court heard Holland was with her partner Russell Cox when officers burst through the front door in Newport, South Wales.

Mother-of-four Vicki Holland (pictured), 36, was rumbled when police raided her house and found the drugs hidden inside the chocolate treat's plastic capsules

Mother-of-four Vicki Holland (pictured), 36, was rumbled when police raided her house and found the drugs hidden inside the chocolate treat's plastic capsules

Mother-of-four Vicki Holland (pictured), 36, was rumbled when police raided her house and found the drugs hidden inside the chocolate treat’s plastic capsules

A court heard Holland (pictured) was with her partner Russell Cox when officers burst through the front door in Newport, South Wales

A court heard Holland (pictured) was with her partner Russell Cox when officers burst through the front door in Newport, South Wales

Holland has been ordered to pay back more than £4,000 from a £40,000 drugs racket she ran with her partner Russell Cox (pictured)

Holland has been ordered to pay back more than £4,000 from a £40,000 drugs racket she ran with her partner Russell Cox (pictured)

A court heard Holland (left) was with her partner Russell Cox (right) when officers burst through the front door in Newport, South Wales

Police found drug paraphernalia and Kinder Eggs containing £1,600 worth of cocaine.

Roger Griffiths, prosecuting, said: ‘Evidence on the phones demonstrated both were involved in supply of cocaine.’

Holland and Cox, 42, both admitted possession with intent to supply a class-A drug at Newport Crown Court.

Scott Bowen, defending Holland, said: ‘She accepts she got involved and did so rather stupidly.

‘Her biggest dread is what would happen to her four young children if she were sent to prison.’

Cox, from Cwmbran, South Wales was jailed for 30 months and Holland was jailed for 20 months, suspended for two years in November last year.

When conducting the house search, police found drug paraphernalia and Kinder Eggs containing £1,600 worth of cocaine. Pictured: Holland and Cox

When conducting the house search, police found drug paraphernalia and Kinder Eggs containing £1,600 worth of cocaine. Pictured: Holland and Cox

When conducting the house search, police found drug paraphernalia and Kinder Eggs containing £1,600 worth of cocaine. Pictured: Holland and Cox

Holland (pictured left and right) and Cox, 42, both admitted possession with intent to supply a class-A drug at Newport Crown Court

Holland (pictured left and right) and Cox, 42, both admitted possession with intent to supply a class-A drug at Newport Crown Court

Holland profited by £7,268.27 and the court heard she had £4,018.82 in assets in the form of a car and savings in a building society

Holland profited by £7,268.27 and the court heard she had £4,018.82 in assets in the form of a car and savings in a building society

Holland (pictured left and right) and Cox, 42, both admitted possession with intent to supply a class-A drug at Newport Crown Court

But the pair returned to court for a Proceeds of Crime hearing which heard the couple made almost £40,000 from their cocaine business.

Cox made £31,904.46 from drug dealing but was left with just £180 which can be seized in available assets.

Holland profited by £7,268.27 and the court heard she had £4,018.82 in assets in the form of a car and savings in a building society.

She was ordered to pay back the money within three months or face three months behind bars.

Cox must repay £180 or have an extra seven days added to his current jail term.

At the previous hearing Recorder Duncan Bould said: ‘The use of class-A drugs such as cocaine does destroy people’s lives.

‘You found it has blighted both your lives.’

He told Holland: ‘You’d never have engaged in this kind of behaviour if it hadn’t been for the relationship.’

Cox, from Cwmbran, South Wales was jailed for 30 months and Holland  (pictured together) was jailed for 20 months, suspended for two years in November last year

Cox, from Cwmbran, South Wales was jailed for 30 months and Holland  (pictured together) was jailed for 20 months, suspended for two years in November last year

Cox, from Cwmbran, South Wales was jailed for 30 months and Holland  (pictured together) was jailed for 20 months, suspended for two years in November last year

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