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.”
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