Burton man ordered to pay £17,000 having been convicted of producing cannabis in Chaddesden
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In December 2017 our Chaddesden Safer Neighbourhood Team conducted a drug search warrant at an address on Buxton Road, Chaddesden.
During the search, cannabis plants were found growing in several rooms of the house.
(The below image was taken by one of the officers conducting the search on their body warn video)
This led to a conviction of production of cannabis at Derby Crown Court on November 15, 2018 for Jake Marnell, a 33-year-old man from Stretton, Burton Trent.
Last month on Thursday, March 21, at a confiscation hearing at the same court, Judge Egbuna granted an order that Mr Marnell should pay £17,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act. He ordered that the monies should be paid in three months with a default of six months imprisonment if he fails to pay.
Sergeant Jonny Luxton, who is in charge of the Safer Neighbourhood team, said: “The search was completed having received information from the local community.
“We will always act on information we receive as we understand this activity is disruptive to residents.
“The result at court shows that this type of criminality does not pay.”
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