Cash seized after Goldthorpe drug raid

By Michael Upton | 17/07/2017

Cash seized after Goldthorpe drug raid

POLICE have been given permission to seize more than £1,400 linked to a drug raid.

In February, a house was raided in Barnburgh Court, Goldthorpe, and a small amount of cocaine was seized.

A total of £1,460 in cash was also recovered from the house and a 43-year-old man and 37-year-old woman arrested in connection have since been released without charge.

Barnsley Magistrates’ Court made an order on Thursday under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 that the money should be forfeited.

Under the act, police can seize £1,000 cash or more if they believe it could have been gained through or involved in some form of illegal or criminal activity.

PC Paul Allen, said: “Under the Proceeds of Crime Act, we’re able to pursue criminals for their ill-gotten gains and potentially remove assets gained through criminal activity.

“Anyone who seeks to profit from criminal activity will be dealt with robustly and where we can, we’ll look to seize those profits to send out a clear message that crime does not pay.”

The fact you are here means you are interested in what goes on in your town.

We want to continue holding local authorities to account, attending court and council meetings, as well as providing breaking news, competitions and offers – but it costs money. Online advertising does not cover costs, therefore we feel the need to ask for your help in ensuring we can provide the best possible coverage, online and in our printed products.
For as little as £1, you can support the Rotherham Advertiser – and it only takes a minute.
Click here to support local news.

Spotted something we should know about?

Call our Newsdesk on 01709 768146
Or email
Message us on Facebook