No profit for drug dealers in Scotland

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A Linlithgow man caught in a drug sting in 2013 has been handed a confiscation order by the Crown for £9,812 at the High Court in Edinburgh.

Daniel Harvie was watched by officers on March 29 2013 handing over a package to another individual on St Leonards Street, Dunfermline, before driving off.

Officers then stopped him and they later recovered 995 grams of cocaine as well as £320 in cash.

He subsequently pleaded guilty to being involved in the supply of drugs between October 2 and November 27 2012. On March 3, 2014 he was sentenced to 39 months imprisonment.

Speaking after the conclusion of the case, Lindsey Miller, Procurator Fiscal for Organised Crime and Counter-Terrorism, said:“There is no place in Scotland for those who seek to profit from the trade in illegal drugs and dealers cannot expect the case to be over once they have been convicted and sentenced.

“Instead they face a detailed financial investigation and the loss, not only of their recent profits but the confiscation of anything they cannot legally account for in the six years prior to their arrest.

“The funds recovered will be re-invested in the community by Scottish Ministers, through the CashBack for Communities programme.”