A man jailed last year after he was caught growing cannabis has been ordered to sell his home so he can pay thousands of pounds which he earned through the proceeds of his crimes.
Scott McIntyre, 30, of East Avenue, Corby, appeared at Northampton Crown Court last Friday where Recorder Andrew Lockhart approved an order which will see McIntyre’s home sold, and the proceeds handed over to the Treasury.
McIntyre is currently about four months into an 18-month prison sentence.
He was jailed in September last year after being charged with producing 42 cannabis plants, which is a class B drug.
The court was told that police investigators estimated McIntyre had made about £12,552 from the production of cannabis.
However, the only item of any worth owned by McIntyre was his East Avenue home.
The house was estimated to be worth about £94,000 but has an outstanding mortgage of about £78,000.
The court heard that McIntyre was allowed to keep half the proceeds of the sale, but any estate agent and legal costs would come from his share.
Recorder Lockhart ordered that McIntyre should pay £5,955 to the Treasury.