Posted on 28th January 2015
Police have recovered more than £3,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act from a man convicted of drug dealing.
Imran Rehman was stopped by police in his car and was found to be in possession of a large amount of cannabis.
A search at his home address, in Cardigan Street, Chaddesden, saw police recover a large amount of cash.
The money, totalling £3,050, was seized while an investigation was carried out and has now been forfeited by magistrates under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Rehman, 40, was arrested on suspicion of possessing cannabis with intent to supply after his Seat Leon was stopped in Shelton Lock in April last year.
He admitted the offence at Derby Crown Court and was given a 12-month community order on January 15 this year.
The Proceeds of Crime Act means that anyone who profits from crime can lose the financial and lifestyle gains they have enjoyed.
People who have earned money through crimes such as drug dealing can have the money taken from them.
Cash is then split between the Treasury and police, Court Services and the Crown Prosecution Service, while donations are often made to community projects in Derbyshire.
Anyone with information on people living from the proceeds of criminal activity should call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.