A drug dealer who tried to disguise his £1.2million mansion – complete with a disco room, a gym and a library – as a cowshed has had the home seized.
Alan Yeomans, 63, built the six-bedroom Shedley Manor in the Derbyshire countryside in 2002 – but concealed it, The Insolvency Service says.
He constructed the property in his mum’s back garden without planning permission, and used green cladding to disguise it as a large shed.
But a court heard investigators found more than £83,000 worth of art at the home, as well as designer shoes, Rolex watches and cannabis.
They discovered a secret room, where £40,000 worth of the drug was being grown using an illegal supply of electricity, the BBC reported .
Yeomans was jailed for six and a half years in 2016 for a series of offences including money laundering, bankruptcy offences, and cultivation of cannabis.
Sentencing the defendant at the time, Judge Nirmal Shant QC described him as a "liar" who had become involved in the "production of drugs".
And now, his Shedley Manor home, near Yeaveley, has been confiscated.
As well as the hidden cannabis room, the massive property had a disco room, a gym, a library and six bedrooms, according to The Sun .
Yeomans was also found to own antiques and oil paintings worth £83,250
The drug dealer had faced confiscation proceedings at Derby Crown Court – the same court where he was jailed – brought by the Insolvency Service.
And now, he must pay a confiscation order of £650,000 – the "proceeds of his crimes" – or face a further five-and-a-half years in prison, the service says.
He will lose his home and much of his property that was seized from it.
Glenn Wicks, the officer in charge of the investigation, said: “He has been made bankrupt twice and the second bankruptcy was extended by the Official Receiver.
"The Insolvency Service has made this man pay for his crimes.
"He is serving a prison sentence and we have now taken action to ensure that he has not profited from his crimes.”
Speaking after Yeomans was locked up in 2016, Superintendent Jim Allen, of Derbyshire Police, said: "It has been a long road, bringing Yeomans to justice.
"He thought he was above his legal responsibilities in all aspects of his life, from planning, to tax, to business to drugs.
"He wasn’t and he is now paying the price for his arrogance."
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