Tayside and Central Scotland

Drug dealer Scott Yoxall ordered to pay back crime cash

A drug dealer from Liverpool who set up a large network in Stirlingshire has been forced to hand over £14,040 under Proceeds of Crime legislation.

Scott Yoxall, 22, created links between gangs in his home city and heroin dealers in Scotland.

At the High Court in Edinburgh, judge Lord Tyre ordered him to hand over the cash to Crown Office lawyers.

In February, Yoxall was jailed for five years and eight months for being concerned in the supply of heroin.

The 22-year-old, also known as Sinbad, was arrested by Central Scotland Police detectives in August 2012 after officers who raided his flat in Bridge of Allan discovered more than £14,000 in cash hidden around the property.

Drugs network

At his previous appearance at High Court in Edinburgh, the trial heard Yoxall had come to the attention of Central Scotland Police after numerous intelligence reports.

Officers had been told that a male known as Sinbad had arrived in the Stirling area and had set up a large-scale drugs supply network.

Yoxall was identified and put under surveillance and it was found he had leased the flat in Bridge of Allan's Henderson Street using the name James Dunne.

A search was carried out at the property in August last year and bags containing heroin were found in the bathroom and kitchen along with scales.

Police also recovered 14 bundles of cash, totalling £14,040, from drawers in the kitchen.

The cash seized by the Crown will be used to pay for initiatives that will benefit the community.

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