Sheffield drug dealer ordered to pay back £100k

Date published: 28 February 2019 12:54
Dated: 28 February 2019 12:52:45
A Sheffield drug dealer has been ordered to pay back over £100,000, or face an extended jail sentence after a hearing at Sheffield Crown Court on Monday (25 February). 

At the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) hearing, 58-year-old Anthony Mullen, formerly of Ashfield Way, Rotherham, was found to have made over £400,000 from drugs trafficking offences and money laundering. 

Mullen is already serving a nine-year prison sentence for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, which he was served on 12 July 2018. 

At the hearing on Monday, the judge ordered Mullen to pay back a total of £102,239.89, made up of seized cash, vehicles and property belonging to him. 

He was told that if he does not fulfil the order, he will face a further 12-months in prison and that this order will remain with him, until paid in full. 

Investigating Officer Detective Constable James Harding says Mullen had made a career of drug dealing: “This man has gone under the radar for a number of years and is a career criminal, he has made a lot of money from his criminality and justice has now been served. 

“We were incredibly pleased with the prison sentence he received, and the Proceeds of Crime Act hearing result on top is very satisfying for us. We seized several kilos of Class A drugs from Mullen’s home and vehicle, as well as a huge amount of cash; it is right that Mullen does not benefit from his criminality in the future.

“We hope this acts as a deterrent to other people engaging in these types of crime, we will not allow you to live what you perceive to be the high life whilst others suffer from your criminality.”  
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