A father-of-four has pleaded guilty in the Royal Court to supplying cocaine and cannabis.
Entering guilty pleas to all counts on Friday, Kevin Richard McCauley was denied bail and was remanded in custody until 1 March, when he will be sentenced by the Royal Court’s Superior Number, which sits for more serious offences.
When police searched McCauley’s home in St. Saviour last February, they found 1.88g of cocaine, as well as scales and creatine, which is often cut with the drug. The drug was worth up to £400.
By searching his phone, police also found evidence that McCauley had supplied between 35g to 43g of the Class A drug and between 18g and 26g of cannabis, which is in Class B, between November 2019 and last February.
McCauley also admitted a number of motoring offences on Friday, including driving while disqualified and uninsured, speeding, and not telling the DVS about a change in vehicle ownership.
Making the bail application, Advocate Giles Emmanuel said that his client was the main breadwinner for his partner and their four children.
“He acknowledges the seriousness of these offences and that he faces a custodial sentence of several years,” said Advocate Emmanuel. “However, it is imperative that he is useful to his family as much as possible before he is sentenced.”
The lawyer said that McCauley’s help was needed at home and also with school drop-offs, made more difficult during the pandemic as other family members could not be called on for support.
The application was contested by Attorney General Mark Temple, who argued that it was established court policy that bail should only be granted in exceptional circumstances when a custodial sentence was likely.
Deputy Bailiff Robert MacRae - who was sitting with Jurats Ronge and Austin-Vautier - agreed and refused bail.
“We have heard the role you play as breadwinner but we are unable to find exceptional circumstances, therefore you are remanded in custody,” said Mr MacRae.
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