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Bexhill drug dealer told to pay £95,000
2:57pm Friday 15th March 2013 in News
A drug dealer has been ordered to pay back more than £95,000 of criminal profits.
After detectives found more than 300 cannabis plants in a Bexhill home, Stuart Mellody, 49, was jailed for 42 months.
Sussex Police has received a confiscation order at Lewes Crown Court which means Stuart, of St Kitts Road, St Leonards, must pay £95,642.
If he fails to comply he will be sent to prison for two years and still have to pay the money.
The plants were found after a raid in September 2010 on a property in Barnhorn Road, Bexhill.
The building had been adapted solely for the use of producing cannabis.
The electrical supply to the property had also been tampered with to supply the cultivation.
Following the criminal investigation, Mellody was charged with production of cannabis and abstraction of electricity.
He was jailed in April after pleading guilty.
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