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Suffolk drug dealer ordered to repay almost £65,000

A convicted drug dealer from Stowmarket has been ordered to repay £64,771 following an investigation by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU).

Eamonn Archer, 27, of Shelley Close, received a suspended prison sentence in July 2020, after police found cocaine and cannabis in both his car and house.

An investigation was then launched by ERSOU’s financial investigation team, who found that Archer had made almost £65,000 from his crimes.

At a Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) hearing at Ipswich Crown Court on Wednesday, 25th August, Archer was ordered to repay the money in the next two months, or face 14 months in jail.

ERSOU’s Financial Investigation Manager, Andy Gould, said: “This case once more underlines how our specialist financial investigators will continue to use the POCA legislation to ensure that people do not benefit from their crimes.

“We’ll continue to work alongside our police force partners across the region to ensure that those in our communities, who seek to benefit from the supply of illegal drugs, are stripped of the very thing that motivated them to take part in the drugs trade.”