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More than £75,000 confiscated from Weymouth drug dealer
5:03pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
MORE than £75,000 has been confiscated from a Weymouth drug dealer.
David Walton was found in possession of around £40,000 worth of class A drugs and jailed for four-and-a-half years in May.
The 52-year-old admitted offences of possessing ecstasy and amphetamine with intent to supply to another.
He also pleaded guilty to charges of cultivating and possessing the class B drug cannabis.
While on bail Walton tried to sell a property in Parkmead Road and Dorset Police started a confiscation investigation.
Detective Constable Tim Meaden, of Dorset Police’s Economic Crime Unit, said: “Following the conviction Dorset Police secured a cash forfeiture to the value of £1,344.40, and a confiscation order to the value of £77,178.17, which represents the equity from the sale of the house and Walton has now been deprived of the proceeds of his criminal activity.”
The charges stemmed from a police search of Walton’s then home in Parkmead Road, Weymouth, on December 20, 2011.
Dorchester Crown Court was told officers recovered 590.50 grams of ecstasy and 1,666.16g of amphetamine.
They also found 53 cannabis plants growing in a bedroom and a further ten in the loft as well as drugs paraphernalia, £1,200 in cash and six mobile phones.
Detective Constable Steve Dodge, of Weymouth CID, told the court that the estimated value of the ecstasy was around £20,000 at the lowest and the amphetamine totalled around £19,000 worth.