£240 payback time for heroin dealer

A DRUG dealer who was caught with heroin will have to pay back less than half of his ill-gotten gains.

Liam Campbell, 23, was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail for supplying a Class A drug and possession of a class A drug with intent to supply on July 16 last year.

He also admitted possession of the drug with intent to supply on April 29.

Campbell appeared in custody at Teesside Crown Court for a proceeds of crime hearing in which he was ordered to pay back £240 of the £541.85 he amassed through drug dealing.

Prosecuting, Jolyon Perks said: “The money has already been signed over by the defendant to the police.”

The Mail reported in October last year that Campbell, who is a dad, told police he had only been dealing drugs for a week when he was caught in York Road, Hartlepool, with two wraps of heroin in his sock and seven more in his trouser leg. He also had £110 in cash on him at the time. Police raided Campbell’s home in Sheriff Street where they found him in a bedroom surrounded by drug paraphernalia including foil cuttings, a plastic egg container, four wraps of brown powder and cards used for cutting the drug.

Campbell had also been seen by police trying to rub some heroin into the floor with his foot.