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Dealer found with coke, heroin and hunting knife must pay back £58k

Wolverhampton | News | Published:

A convicted drug dealer has been ordered to pay back nearly £60,000 by the courts.

Nathan Campbell, currently serving five years behind bars, has to hand back £51,814.12 in suspected drug cash and must also forfeit his £6,290 Audi car.

But the 24-year-old of Marsh Lane, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton, was allowed to keep his £1,000 Peugeot.

The order was made under the Proceeds of Crime Act at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

During the hearing, Mr Jasvir Mann, defending, applied for a six-month term for the money to be paid, claiming it would take a while for the Audi to be sold.

But Judge John Wait dismissed the argument and stated the vehicle could be put straight up for auction.

He gave Campbell two months to make the payments.

The dealer was stopped by police in Bridgnorth Road, Compton, on November 8 last year and arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs.

Officers searched his car and found a JD Sports bag containing a shoe box with £2,400 worth of heroin and cocaine stashed inside.

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He also had £1,500 cash on him, electronic scales and a six-inch hunting knife.

Police later raided two of his properties where they found cash totalling £51,814.12 and further bundles of cocaine and heroin.

Campbell had been previously jailed in September 2012 for drug dealing.

Upon his latest arrest, he admitted possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply, possessing criminal property as well as a knife.

He was sentenced in December to five years.

During the case it emerged that Campbell had gone on to university following his release from prison but returned to crime when people he used to sell drugs for got back in touch and claimed he owed them money.

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