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Steeton man ordered to pay back thousands after drugs conviction

35 year old Harrison Wood has been ordered by the courts to pay back more than £36,000 from the proceeds of crime.

It follows his conviction last year for possession with intent to supply cocaine and cannabis, supplying cocaine and possession of MDMA.

Wood, from Steeton, was given a two-year jail term, suspended for 18 months.

Following enquiries by North Yorkshire Police financial investigators, a confiscation order has now been made for him to pay back the benefits from his criminal conduct.

At a hearing at Bradford Crown Court, Wood was ordered to pay a total of £36,121.78 within three months, or face a nine-month prison sentence.

DI Janine Mitchell, Head of Economic Crime at North Yorkshire Police, said: "This case shows that crime simply does not pay. Anyone who attempts to profit from the supply of illegal drugs - or any other criminal activity - in our area should except not only a conviction, but also a confiscation order as well."

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