Drug dealer hit by confiscation order
A CONFISCATION order for over £13,000 has been granted against a Dunfermline drug dealer.
Garry Mitchell (42), from Dunfermline, had previously pleaded guilty to producing and dealing cannabis, for which he was sentenced to 150 hours community service.
At Dunfermline Sheriff Court yesterday (Thursday), a confiscation order for £13,592 was made against Mitchell.
Lindsey Miller, Head of the Serious and Organised Crime Division (SOCD), said, "Garry Mitchell was found with 45 cannabis plants, which he had cultivated throughout his property - in the loft, in the bedroom, and in the garage.
"He stated that he smoked about three quarters of what he produced and that he sold the remainder to close friends.
"His plea of guilty allowed us to investigate the previous six years of his income. It was found that £13,592 could not be accounted for legitimately and was therefore deemed to be proceeds of crime.
"The money will be added to the £60 million already gathered via the Proceeds of Crime Act, and re-invested in the CashBack for Communities programme."
This article appeared in Dunfermline Press 14 Sep 12