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Heroin dealer who targeted vulnerable people at a drug rehabilitation centre in Tunbridge Wells has been jailed

PUBLISHED: 08:26 09 March 2017 | UPDATED: 09:06 09 March 2017

Shan Belifante

Shan Belifante

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Shaun Belifante, 21, of St Marys Cray, Orpington, will also be subject to an investifation to claw back any cash gained from his criminal activities

A heroin dealer who targeted vulnerable people at a drug rehabilitation centre in Tunbridge Wells has been jailed for three years.

Shaun Belifante, 21, of St Marys Cray, Orpington, was arrested on January 11 after he was seen by officers acting suspiciously, whilst driving a car between the town centre and Southborough.

When the white Mini Cooper was searched heroin and cocaine divided into 70 wraps was found hidden in a void underneath the gear stick.

Mobile phones were seized from the vehicle, which provided further evidence of dealing.

One phone also showed Belifante had searched for the address of a local drug rehabilitation service, raising suspicions he was looking for vulnerable people to try and sell drugs to.

Cash totalling £15,000 was later seized by officers searching properties linked to Belifante. Refusing to comment to police on any questions about drug dealing, he claimed the money was a gift from a relative.

On March 3, Belifante, appeared before Maidstone Crown Court, having previously pleaded guilty to charges of possession with intent to supply heroin and possession with intent to supply crack cocaine.

He was sentenced to three years imprisonment.

Belifante will now be subject to an investigation under the Proceeds of Crime Act to claw back any cash or assets gained from his criminal activities.

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