House in Warrington seized from man under the Proceeds of Crime Act
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The home of a man associated with organised crime in Warrington has been taken from him under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA).
Kyle Goodier used the money he acquired from supplying drugs to buy the house on Dudley Street in Orford. He also bought numerous designer clothing and items that were seized by police.
The confiscation order was made by Cheshire Constabulary’s Economic Crime Unit who worked with Warrington’s Local Policing Unit after Goodier pleaded guilty in November 2020.
On Thursday 10 June the order was granted after the 26-year-old was found to have benefited £84,487.39 from his criminal activity.
He pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of cannabis, possession with intent to supply cannabis and perverting the course of justice.
Goodier was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, suspended for 18 months at Liverpool Crown Court on 10 November 2020.
Shortly before 4pm on Sunday 11 October, Goodier approached an unmarked police vehicle in a car park on Sharp Street in an attempt to supply the officer with cannabis.
He said ‘are you waiting for me?’ before realising it was a police officer and not a drug customer, and fled on foot.
The officer gave chase and Goodier was detained on Laira Street with bags of cannabis and a quantity of cash in his possession.
While Goodier was in custody a search was made of his home address.
Police found and seized several large bags of cannabis valued at £5,000 along with designer clothing and other luxury items that were recovered under POCA.
Goodier was charged the following day and remanded in custody.
Detective Inspector Kelly-Ann Cain, from Cheshire Constabulary’s Economic Crime Unit, said: “There is often a misconception that our work stops once someone has been dealt with by the courts, however that is not always the case.
“If an individual has profited from criminal activity and used the money to lead a lavish lifestyle then we will confiscate what we can from them and ensure that the money they made is paid back.
“This money is put to good use as it goes back into the local community.”