Drugs man to pay back £10,000

Steven Breen, 37 of Swansey Lane, Whittle-Le-Woods, was sentenced to a term of fifteen months at Preston Crown Court in September 2011 for producing a controlled Class B drug
Steven Breen, 37 of Swansey Lane, Whittle-Le-Woods, was sentenced to a term of fifteen months at Preston Crown Court in September 2011 for producing a controlled Class B drug
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A Chorley man who is already serving time in prison for growing cannabis has been ordered to pay £10,000.

Steven Breen, 37 of Swansey Lane, Whittle-Le-Woods, was sentenced to a term of fifteen months at Preston Crown Court in September 2011 for producing a controlled Class B drug.

On Monday the court approved a confiscation order application by Lancashire Police under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

It means he will have to pay £10,000 from the profits of his crime in six months or face further time in jail.

Adam Consterdine, of Lancashire Constabulary’s Proceeds of Crime Unit, said: “The Proceeds of Crime Act ensures that criminality does not pay as it gives courts the power to realise property such as cash, cars, houses and other assets.

“It is quite clear that Breen benefited financially from his criminal activities and accordingly he has been ordered to give-up thousands of pounds or face further time in jail.”