Dalton drug dealer ordered to hand over £5,000
Nov 11 2010 by Sam Casey, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
A DRUG dealer who was sentenced to a year in prison has been dealt a further blow.
Gary Burns has to hand over more than £5,200 in cash and assets after he was found to have made more than £70,000 from criminal activity.
Burns, of Cow Heys in Dalton, was jailed for a year in March for possessing amphetamine with intent to supply.
Police also found ecstasy tablets and some skunk cannabis at his home.
While he was in prison, Kirklees police’s proceeds of crime team froze Burns’s bank account.
They calculated that the 49-year-old had profited from dealing to the tune of £72,349.
At a hearing at Bradford Crown Court on Tuesday, a judge heard that Burns, who is now out of prison on licence, had £5,284 in cash and assets, including a car and scooter.
A confiscation order was made, ordering him to hand that amount over within three months – or face three months in prison.
He will be forced to forfeit any further assets he acquires in future.
The money confiscated from Burns will be split between Government coffers and West Yorkshire Police funds.