South Yorkshire Police bid to seize assets of dealers

Greg Gosling, jailed for his part in a  drugs gang operating in South Yorkshire
Greg Gosling, jailed for his part in a drugs gang operating in South Yorkshire
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POLICE in South Yorkshire hope to seize the cash made by a drug dealing gang jailed for a total of 50 years.

South Yorkshire Police have started action under the Proceeds of Crime Act in the hope of stripping the five-strong gang of any assets made through their drug dealing.

The total the gang members are believed to have amassed through their criminality will have to be assessed by a judge at Sheffield Crown Court.

Paul Lowe, aged 41, of Arundel Gardens, Barnsley, was one of the main players in the conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs and was jailed for 14 years for his part in the plot.

Sheffield Crown Court heard police smashed the drug dealing network by monitoring the movements of gang members and bugging them.

They uncovered a plot to supply cocaine, amphetamine, Ecstasy and cannabis in South Yorkshire and neighbouring counties.

Police seized drugs worth around £400,000 - including 44kg of amphetamine, half a kilo of cocaine, 100g of cocaine and over 30,000 Ecstasy tablets .

But now senior officers want to recover any money and assets linked to drugs to ensure the gang do not profit from their criminality.

Gregg Gosling, 44, of Lincolnshire, was jailed for 16 years for conspiracy to supply Class B drugs and possession with intent to supply Class A and B drugs.

Andrew Calder, 45, of Nottingham, who got four years and six months, and Roy Walker, of Mansfield, who was sentenced to 12 years, admitted conspiracy to supply amphetamine.

Rodney Stanford, 29, of Carrington, Lincolnshire, was jailed for four years, after admitting possession with intent to supply Class A and Class B drugs.