Jailed Stevenage drug dealer ordered to pay back criminal profits

Cannabis conviscated from Nathan Jones' property in Stevenage

Cannabis conviscated from Nathan Jones' property in Stevenage - Credit: Archant

A DRUG dealer is having to pay back thousands of pounds in criminal profits while serving a prison sentence.

Nathan Jones, of Priestley Road, Stevenage, was found guilty on two counts of possessing cannabis with the intent to supply and owning a firearm.

The 27-year-old was sentenced to 26 months in prison at Cambridge Crown Court in November but has now been ordered to pay £3,840 following a hearing at the court on January 11.

Police seized and confiscated £990 during his arrest but Jones will have to pay a further £2,850 under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Investigating officer Dc Barry Townsend said: “This is a good example of legislation being used to hit criminals where it hurts.

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“Not only did Jones receive a custodial sentence, but he was also stripped of all his available assets.

“I hope this sends a clear message to criminals that we will use all of the legislation available to us in the fight against drug crime.”

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