Drug dealer Richard Anderson ordered to repay crime cash

A drug dealer has been ordered to pay back £26,000 under proceeds of crime legislation.

Richard Anderson, 39, from the Lockerbie area, was jailed for two years and four months after admitting being involved in the supply of cocaine

He was caught by police in Ecclefechan in March 2011 after a tip-off that he was going to take possession of a significant amount of drugs.

A confiscation order was imposed at the High Court in Edinburgh on Monday.

Lindsey Miller, head of the Serious and Organised Crime Division (SOCD), said Anderson was "heavily involved" in dealing cocaine in the Dumfries and Galloway area.

Law enforcement and forensic accountants investigated his income over the six years before his arrest.

"The court found that £250,000 of his income during this time could not be accounted for legitimately.

"We are content that the £26,000 confiscation order represents the full figure available to us at this time, but we reserve the right to apply to the court to vary the amount of the order should further funds become available."

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