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Drug dealer Stefan Watson who supplied in Gravesend, has to pay back £8K

A drug dealer has been ordered to pay back more than £8,000 from the proceeds of his crimes.

Stefan Watson, is currently six months into a four year and three month prison sentence for supplying cocaine and cannabis in Gravesend.

Last Thursday, August 16, a confiscation hearing was held at Maidstone Crown Court, which ordered Watson to pay £8,235 under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Cannabis plants, stock picture
Cannabis plants, stock picture

The 29-year-old, formerly of Lilburne Gardens in Eltham, benefited financially from his crimes through the supply of cocaine and cannabis in the Gravesend area.

He was arrested in William Street in November last year, after patrols became suspicious of a black Mercedes.

After failing to drive away, officers located nine bags of cannabis inside the car and a further 13 wraps of cocaine in Watson’s possession.

Cocaine. Stock picture
Cocaine. Stock picture

He pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine and cannabis with intent to supply, obstructing a constable in the execution of his duty and dangerous driving and was jailed in February.

If Watson does not pay the confiscation order within 28 days his sentence will be increased by 136 days.

Det Insp Annie Clayton, from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: "Criminals are not entitled to the money they have illegally gained and we will do everything in our power to ensure they are unable to benefit from offending.

"The money will now be put back into the criminal justice system and will be used to protect and serve the communities Watson sought to exploit."

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