Date set for drug dealer’s proceeds of crime hearing
A PROVISIONAL date has been set for a bid to seize an axecarrying Runcorn drug dealer’s ill-gotten gains.
Scott Jameson, 31, of Wicksten Drive, was sentenced to two years and five months in prison in July after a court heard how police uncovered a myriad of incriminating evidence including thousands of pounds in cash, two dealers’ lists and four kilos of cannabis in his car and at two addresses.
At Chester Crown Court on Friday, legal counsel appearing before His Honour Judge Simon Berkson pencilled in a half-day for a Proceeds Of Crime Act hearing to take place during the week commencing November 19.
Jameson was caught on May 18 by police while he was driving a BMW.
Inside, officers found a dealer’s list, an Aquaris smartphone reputed to have high-level encryption, a ‘graft phone’, £1,820 in cash which he said was from a motorbike sale, and a shop receipt for a £1,000 wire transfer to someone in Spain who had been arrested for money-laundering offences.
There was also a shorthandled axe in the passengerside footwell. Jameson said it was for ‘protection’.
At Jameson’s home on Wicksten Drive, officers found another dealer’s list, £4,972.52 in cash and a tenancy agreement in his name for an address on Arthur Street, Runcorn.
There the officers found four ● one-kilo packs of cannabis with an estimated street value of £47,000.
The court heard the dealers’ list featured names of convicted drug offenders and the cash sums ranged from £1,000 to £20,000.
Jameson’s defence counsel said he had become involved in cannabis supply to help to support a relative following a bereavement.
Scott Paul Jameson, 30