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Cash seized from drug trafficking therapist

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Image caption The court ordered assets worth £30,200 to be seized from Henvey

A therapist who was jailed for 12 years for helping to run an industrial-scale illegal drugs factory has been ordered to hand over £30,200.

Steven Henvey, 38, from Muirhead, North Lanarkshire, was found guilty of trafficking in cocaine and amphetamine.

The trial in January heard how the operation had the potential to turn out amphetamine with a street price of £1m.

At the High Court in Edinburgh, Henvey was ordered to hand over the cash from his criminal gains.

Judge Lord Pentland was told that prosecutors reckoned he had made almost £215,800 - but they had only been able to identify assets of £30,200.

The earlier trial heard that the drugs operation in Kilsyth, Muirhead and East Dunbartonshire continued between February and May 2008.

Police seized amphetamine and huge stocks of "cutting agent" which could have been used to bulk up the drugs.

The court also heard how Henvey - a first offender - used to run a tyre and exhaust firm before re-training as a therapist.

Two other men also involved in processing the amphetamine were jailed for eight years each.

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