Dealers made to repay £200,000
PUBLISHED: 16:33 24 March 2010 | UPDATED: 11:35 23 August 2010
FOUR jailed cocaine dealers have been ordered to repay more than £200,000. The gang was sentenced in August last year for a total of 11 years and three months and Kent Police sought to seize the money they made illegally. Under the Proceeds of Crime Act
FOUR jailed cocaine dealers have been ordered to repay more than £200,000.
The gang was sentenced in August last year for a total of 11 years and three months and Kent Police sought to seize the money they made illegally.
Under the Proceeds of Crime Act, Maidstone Crown Court has since ruled that £215,060.96 can be recovered.
Phillipa Jackson, 22, of Waterdales, Northfleet will serve 15 months and must repay £43,333, while Larisa Wild, 22, of Thalia Court, Gravesend, received a year in jail and must repay £43,900. Christian Bennett, 20, of Malvina Avenue, Gravesend, was sentenced to four years' imprisonment and must pay back £21,434. At the time of his arrest, £1,170 was seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act and formed part of the confiscation proceedings.
Peter Glisson, 25, of Allington Drive, Strood, was sentenced to five years' imprisonment and must repay £105,960. His home was repossessed by the mortgage company and his assets, including a Rolex watch and his vehicle, were made to be realised.
Detective Sergeant Karl Thomas said: "North Kent's drugs team is committed to taking drugs dealers off the street and making sure those who deal in drugs lose all the money they make from it.
"We are happy with this result and will continue to work with the community to rid north Kent of these criminals.
"I am pleased the money has been removed from criminal circulation. The Proceeds of Crime Act is a powerful piece of legislation and Kent Police has again used it to send out the message that crime does not pay."
During their arrest, various addresses were raided throughout the borough where drugs worth more than £83,000 were seized.
A van found near Ruffets Wood, Gravesend, was stuffed with more than £30,000 worth of Class A drugs. Glisson later handed himself in to police.
Each of the four defendants pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.
Maidstone Crown Court agreed the rulings on January 22 and February 11.