Prof­its to be seized

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Front Page -

A DATE has been set for a bid to seize crim­i­nal cash from two Run­corn heroin and crack deal­ers.

Gary Ken­ton, 31, pre­vi­ously of Ash Road, Lither­land, Mersey­side, and Jonathan Ma­son, 24, of Cas­tle Rise, are now due to face a Pro­ceeds Of Crime Act (POCA) hear­ing on Oc­to­ber 6.

The mat­ter was ar­ranged dur­ing a short hear­ing at Ch­ester Crown Court on Fri­day, Au­gust 25.

Ken­ton and Ma­son were jailed in April af­ter a DNA test matched Ma­son to crack seized from a drug user af­ter po­lice watched a deal tak­ing place on Bos­ton Av­enue on Fe­bru­ary 24, 2016.

Fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tions in­clud­ing phone ev­i­dence linked Ken­ton to Ma­son and a net­work of deal­ers.

Po­lice seized 49 wraps of heroin and one of crack co­caine from Ma­son’s home.

Ken­ton was sen­tenced to five years and five months in prison and Ma­son re­ceived three years.

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