Sark Yves Amadeus Kennedy
The son of world well-known violinist Nigel Kennedy has been jailed for 33 months for drug dealing after he was caught ‘red-handed’ with greater than £15,000 price of cocaine.
Sark Yves Amadeus Kennedy, 25, was in his Skoda Octavia when he was stopped by police who discovered nearly 400 wraps of cocaine stuffed inside pairs of disposable gloves on June 22 in St Johns, Worcester.
Kennedy, who was carrying an costly Rolex watch and gold chain, was arrested however instructed officers his drug dealing was a ‘one off’.
However a courtroom heard he was ‘as much as his neck within the filthy commerce’ of drug dealing in a bid to clear his money owed after getting hooked on cocaine as a youngster.
Kennedy, who lives together with his mom, Nigel Kennedy’s ex-partner Eve, in Malvern, Worcestershire, was jailed for 33 months after admitting possession with intent to provide cocaine.
Sentencing him at Worcester Crown Courtroom on Tuesday, Recorder Martin Butterworth stated: ‘I am ready to simply accept you had an habit to cocaine because you had been 18.
‘It is completely clear that there’s a lot about you which might counsel that you’re solely able to turning into a helpful member of society.
‘However you turned concerned in a really vital method in a grimy commerce which produces critical and actual hurt to the individuals who use the drug. Whether or not you perceive that, or care, I do not know.
The troubled son of world well-known violinist Nigel Kennedy (pictured) has been jailed for almost three years for drug dealing after he was caught ‘red-handed’ with greater than £15,000 price of cocaine
‘Your try and current your drug dealing exercise in a extra beneficial mild when interviewed by the probation service backfired for you.
‘I had thought of whether or not your try and hoodwink probation and the courtroom advised you had been a extra cynical drug vendor than I am being requested to see you as.
‘When you had been cynical you’d know that saying all of that might simply produce the response from police that it did.’
The courtroom heard that police discovered 146g or 389 wraps of cocaine with 59 per cent purity stashed contained in the ‘stash automotive’ – the place Kennedy hid his medicine – with a road worth of £15,560. His Huawei cell phone with two SIM playing cards was additionally seized which revealed bulk SMS messages despatched out to quite a few drug customers.
An costly Rolex watch and gold chains price £7,300 had been additionally discovered on Kennedy.
The courtroom heard police additionally discovered Kennedy had stuffed 0.4g ‘cocaine photographs’ contained in the fingers of petrol station gloves which he bought for £40 every.
Kennedy was sentenced to 33 months at Worcester Crown Courtroom on Tuesday
An professional described Kennedy’s drug-dealing as ‘mid-market degree’ with the medicine to be handed on to ‘a number of road sellers’.
The vendor line was described as sending out ‘every day international messages’.
John Cooper QC, defending, instructed the courtroom Kennedy had had an ‘unconventional background’ which supplied ‘pleasure’ but additionally lacked ‘stability’.
He stated: ‘He asserted it was a one-off. The Crown indicated in the course of the course of the final listening to, on the fabric that they had, that actually was not the case.’
Mr Cooper added that Kennedy had travelled in Australia and Indonesia with out taking medicine and there had lived ‘a law-abiding life’, including: ‘There’s one thing to work with right here in brief.’
He stated: ‘That introduced him nearer and nearer to people who compelled him, cajoled him into serving to them, working with them and taking part in the position correctly specified by the opening. He has an unconventional background, an upbringing that might present pleasure maybe but additionally, maybe, a scarcity of stability.’
Mr Cooper instructed the courtroom Kennedy had been recognized with each ADHD and dyslexia, however added: ‘While in custody he has made optimistic steps to handle his drug habit.
‘There’s potential right here.’