Woman ordered to hand over drugs profits

A ST Neots woman has been told she will have to hand over tens of thousands of pounds she made through selling drugs and contraband cigarettes. Delena Campbell, 46, was ordered to pay £53,685.89 to the Government at a confiscation hearing at Peterborough

A ST Neots woman has been told she will have to hand over tens of thousands of pounds she made through selling drugs and contraband cigarettes.

Delena Campbell, 46, was ordered to pay £53,685.89 to the Government at a confiscation hearing at Peterborough Crown Court on Monday (March 3).

Financial investigators at Cambridgeshire police obtained the confiscation order against Campbell, who lives at the mobile home park in Howitts Lane, Eynesbury, after calculating she made almost £54,000 from her criminality.

In January 2007 a drugs warrant was executed at Campbell's home where officers found cannabis resin, amphetamine and contraband cigarettes and tobacco.


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Another warrant was executed on March 29, 2007 where more cannabis and contraband cigarettes and tobacco was discovered.

Campbell was prosecuted and on September 12 last year was sentenced to seven months' imprisonment.

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On Monday at the confiscation hearing, brought under the Proceeds of Crime Act, Campbell was given six months to pay the money with a sentence default of two years.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fullwood, crime manager for central division, said: "This was an excellent piece of police work from the point that the first warrant was executed, to today's hearing.

"As well as receiving a custodial sentence, we have been able to ensure that Delena Campbell has not profited from her drug dealing in the town."

The total amount of assets confiscated in central division for the financial year to date is at £91,923.64.

All confiscated assets go to the Home Office. Once a year one sixth of the total confiscation amount for Cambridgeshire Constabulary is handed back to the force and is used in crime fighting. Another sixth goes to the Crown Prosecution Service.

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