A DRUG dealer who hid wraps of cocaine in an Easter egg box has been ordered to pay £34,417 or face an extra 10 months in jail.

Hayley Bellis, 29, was jailed for 44 months in July last year for her part in a dealing operation which was ended when police seized £49,000 worth of cocaine.

Bellis was said to have been an outstanding Grade A pupil during her school days, but will now have to sell her house to avoid the extra sentence.

She appeared at Mold Crown Court for a Proceeds of Crime hearing where prosecuting barrister Richard Edwards said she had enjoyed “a criminal lifestyle” and financial investigators for North Wales Police had identified she had £56,785.02 available to pay off the benefit of her criminal activities which were assessed as £34,417.39.

The barrister said equity in Bellis’ property and cash seized at the time of her arrest would meet the demand.

Judge Rhys Rowlands confirmed a confiscation order for £34,417.39 and said Bellis would have to pay the amount within three-months.

Bellis, of Y Berllan, Eglwysbach, Conwy admitted possession of cocaine with intent to supply at Caernarfon Crown Court in July last year.

That hearing heard how police officers followed her car into a supermarket car park at Llandudno Junction and found half a kilo of cocaine, a list of names as well as amphetamines and cannabis.

A caravan linked to her passenger, Henri Hughes, was searched as part of the investigation. Hughes was jailed for five years after admitting the same charge.

The court was told Bellis sourced the drugs while Hughes collected the payments and delivered them on.