A 32-year-old drug dealer who led police on a 120mph chase near Newtown has been ordered to pay back just £5 that was gained from criminal activity.

Kane Carlin, of Essendon Road, Birmingham, was caught with £4,000 worth of cannabis that had been thrown from a car window in March 2020.

He was given a prison sentence of four months but it was suspended for 12 months in December 2021 after he pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis with intent to supply.

At Mold Crown Court, His Honour Judge Rhys Rowlands imposed a confiscation order requiring Carlin to pay £5 on Wednesday morning (April 6).

The Proceeds of Crime Act hearing was held without Carlin present in court after he failed to attend on Monday (April 4) and Wednesday.

His co-defendant Ryan Hudson, 22, of Tamworth, Staffordshire, was ordered by the court to pay £2,112.50 within three months at a separate hearing on Monday. In December, he was ordered to comply with an 18-month community order for possessing cannabis with intent to supply.

Carlin, the driver of a Ford Fiesta, sped off after the pair were stopped by police near Newtown on March 29, 2020.


A police chase reached speeds of up to 120 miles per hour before Carlin decided to drive at the officers – forcing them to take evasive action.

A bag containing drugs was then seen thrown from the Ford Fiesta, with both defendants arrested soon after. Officers found 380 grams of the Class B drug with both defendants' fingerprints found on the package.

During sentencing in December, His Honour Judge Niclas Parry told the pair: “Drug problems in mid Wales are serious, because people think it’s an area that is a soft touch. It’s not.

“I agree that you both had lesser roles. You weren’t doing this for yourselves, it was for somebody and for some cash.”

The drugs were ordered to be destroyed.