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TT camping businessman jailed for drug dealing

Says he'll carry on supplying camping gear

A UK businessman jailed for drug-dealing says he’ll continue running a company providing camping services to the TT.

 

Jacob Hill of West Yorkshire runs the Lazy Camper, which had partnered with Regency Travel to provide services at Peel and Foxdale Football Clubs.

 

Recorder Ray Singh sentenced Hill to 28 months in jail at Leeds Crown Court after he admitted possessing class A drugs with intent to supply.

 

The court heard he’d been found with 14 bags of cannabis and nine bags of MDMA and was in £17,000 worth of debt at the time.

 

Hill founded the Lazy Camper in 2011 to supply camping gear to festivals, and won an award for his entrepreneurship along with a £270,000 investment in the company.

 

In mitigation, Hill’s barrister Ben Campbell said the 22 year old would continue to run the company – and pointed to his links with the TT as he argued against a jail term.

 

However, previous links to the Lazy Camper from the official TT travel partner website have been removed and there’s no comment yet from iomttbreaks.com or Regency Travel.

 

Cached copies of webpages, though, show bookings had been offered at Peel and Foxdale through the Lazy Camper until June next year.

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