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Swanley drug dealer to pay back earnings or face jail

PUBLISHED: 16:29 22 January 2016 | UPDATED: 16:30 22 January 2016

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He must pay back more than £3,000

A dealer from Swanley who was caught by police after not wearing a seatbelt must pay back his earnings or face two months in jail.

Ryan Hood, 24, is believed to have earned £3,312, from dealing cannabis and cocaine. He has been ordered to pay £3,209 which is the current value of cash seized by police and a vehicle.

Hood, 24, Lila Place, Swanley has been convicted of possessing cannabis and cocaine with intent to supply and was given a suspended sentence in March last year.

A court ruled last week that he must pay back the stated amount.

He has three months to pay the money back, or face two months in jail.

The money will still have to be paid if Hood does receive a prison sentence.

DCI Neil Parker said: “Hood was initially stopped after he was seen by local officers not wearing a seatbelt.

“Even though he was not jailed for the offences we have worked hard to ensure that he has been unable to enjoy any benefits of his crimes.

“This case should act as another warning to all those aiming to make money from criminal activities. Even after a conviction we will continue to work relentlessly to recover any ill-gotten gains.”

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