Tayside and Central Scotland

Dundee drug dealer's assets confiscated

A Dundee drugs dealer has been ordered to hand over almost £40,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Gary Carroll was sentenced to three years in prison after being convicted of dealing heroin in March.

When police raided his home they found thousands of pounds in cash and five bank bags full of drugs.

Dundee Sheriff Court ruled that Carroll's income and assets in the six years prior to his conviction were the proceeds of crime.

The sheriff said he had a "criminal lifestyle" and ordered him to pay £37,310.

Following the hearing, Lesley Thomson, from the Crown Office said: "The actions of drug dealers like Gary Carroll bring untold misery to families across Scotland."

"We will continue to use the powers available to us under the proceeds of crime legislation and to work closely with law enforcement."

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