Men admit drugs charges following Lincoln student’s death

Three men who have admitted drugs supply charges following an investigation into the death of a student in Lincoln have been warned they may face jail.

The men were previously charged following an investigation into the death of Ashley Hughes, 19, who was taken ill at Danesgate House student accommodation in Lincoln during the early hours of December 17, 2014.

He was taken to Lincoln County Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

On Monday, June 29 Haydn Watson, 21, of High Street, Lincoln, admitted charges of being concerned in the supply of MDMA and cannabis when he appeared before Lincoln Crown Court.

Reis Bilal, 19, of Ruston Way, Lincoln, admitted being concerned in the supply of MDMA, and a further charge of supplying MDMA to Luke Green on 16 December 2014.

Judge Michael Heath adjourned sentence to a date to be fixed and granted both men bail.

The Judge warned them “You must understand that the fact that I grant you bail today does not mean you won’t go to prison when you come to be sentenced. All options are open.”

They will appear for sentence alongside Luke Green, 19, of Grantham Street, Lincoln, who pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to two charges of being concerned in the supply of drugs between October 18 and December 17, 2014. He also admitted possession of MDMA on December 16.