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Drug dealer ordered to pay £20,000

Tuesday May 26 2015

A BARNSLEY drug dealer has been ordered to pay back almost £20,000 that he had made through his criminal activity.

Shane Darlington, 32, of Park Grove, was jailed for five years in July 2014 for possession with intent to supply cocaine.

Darlington was ordered to pay back £19,282 at a hearing under the Proceeds of Crime Act at Sheffield Crown Court on Thursday (May 21).

He must pay back the money within six months or face a further two months in prison and he will still have to pay the money.

Speaking about the Proceeds of Crime Act, Detective Constable Steve Ramsbottom said: “This is another example of how police and the courts can and will deprive prominent criminals of their ill gotten gains alongside the sentences handed down to them.”

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Reply Posted by oh la la on Tuesday May 26 2015 at 14:44
The tax man cometh, even to drug dealers.

Reply Posted by ian lawton on Thursday May 28 2015 at 09:56
Has to pay it back within six months or face a further two months bird, then still has to pay it back - perhaps he hasn't any money to pay back, all ill gotten gains already spent, and cannot pay - what then? Another two months in nick? A good idea in theory,