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Man arrested in Yeovil handed five-year prison sentence
12:26pm Wednesday 19th March 2014 in News
A DRUG dealer is counting the cost of his illegal activity after being jailed and landed with a confiscation order.
Jordan Moore, 21, from Welling in Kent was arrested on October 11 after he was stopped and searched in Charles Road, Yeovil.
He was found to be in possession of a quantity of drugs, including heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis, as well as a quantity of cash.
He was arrested and subsequently charged and appeared at Taunton Crown Court where he admitted possession with intent to supply drugs.
On Thursday March 13 he was jailed for five years at Taunton Crown Court. Additionally, he was sentenced to a further five years eight months to be served concurrently alongside the first sentence.
At the same hearing, a confiscation hearing was held under the Proceeds of Crime Act, when the benefit of the crime was confirmed at £1250.
An order was made by the court for the £920 that Moore had available, to be paid within 28 days or he will face an additional prison term of 28 days and will still have to pay the confiscation order.
PC Jim Card said: “Yeovil, like many towns in the Avon and Somerset force area has people coming to deal class A drugs. We are committed to tackling this and bringing those intent on pursuing a life of illegal activity, before the court. We think the court result sends out a strong message.
“We would also urge members of the community to be our eyes and ears and report any activity that they believe is linked to drug dealing."