No jail for brother in drug enterprise

A MAN who stored equipment for his brothers’ drug supply enterprise has walked free from court.

Kenneth Cox kept a strong-arm press, which is used for compressing and packing cocaine, in his lock-up garage. The 38-year-old also had large quantities of substances frequently used as cutting agents for the drug in his house when he was arrested.

A judge imposed a suspended sentence after hearing Cox was a single father and afraid of people further up the drugs supply chain .

Charles Thomas, prosecuting, told Swindon Crown Court how police arrested Cox in a series of raids on September 21 last year.

He said earlier that day his brothers Julian and Gary had also been arrested and cocaine worth up to £18,000 had been seized from a car one of them was in.

Detectives had kept the three under surveillance and Kenneth had been seen going to his garage the months leading up to the arrests. He said the defendant’s fingerprints were found on the press, as well as traces of cocaine and cutting agents.

Although no drugs were found on Kenneth Cox, his brothers had about a quarter of a kilogram at street deal purity and an ounce at 90 per cent purity.

Cox, of Urchfont Way, Penhill, admitted being concerned in the supply of cocaine.

Alex Daymond, defending, said his client played a lesser role and was afraid of people he knew through his brothers. “He has no drug problem. He has made a serious mistake,” he said.

An 18-month jail term was imposed, suspended for two years. Cox will also have to do 180 hours of unpaid work and observe a 9pm to 6am curfew for four months.

Julian Cox, 36, of Deburgh Street, Rodbourne, and Gary Cox, 33, of Ipswich Street, Gorse Hill, admitted conspiracy to supply cocaine. They will be sentenced in the New Year with other men.

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4:20pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Ringer says...

Three guesses as to who the judge was.
Three guesses as to who the judge was. Ringer

5:32pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Amberflame says...

Having seen a number of articles now involving drug dealers and their non punishment, I have worked out how to get off a drugs charge using various excuses

1 Say it was your Brother's
2 Say it was only for personal use
3 Say your depressed

Even better if you use all three!

Useful to know!!
Having seen a number of articles now involving drug dealers and their non punishment, I have worked out how to get off a drugs charge using various excuses 1 Say it was your Brother's 2 Say it was only for personal use 3 Say your depressed Even better if you use all three! Useful to know!! Amberflame

8:58am Thu 19 Dec 13

Cat_cat_cat says...

Single Dad - who had his kids taken off him and they now live with their mother!

Scared of those higher up the drugs chain - yet he's been done for violent assault in the past and swaggers around his local area like some hard nut.

What a good performance he must have put on in that court room!

Oh, and type his name into the search box on this site. Seems he has a habit of blaming his brothers for things!!
Single Dad - who had his kids taken off him and they now live with their mother! Scared of those higher up the drugs chain - yet he's been done for violent assault in the past and swaggers around his local area like some hard nut. What a good performance he must have put on in that court room! Oh, and type his name into the search box on this site. Seems he has a habit of blaming his brothers for things!! Cat_cat_cat

9:22am Thu 19 Dec 13

Ringer says...

There's no need for a good performance, just have the defence lawyer make up some lies and the judge will gladly accept it all in order to 'justify' his unduly lenient sentencing or, as in a case such as this, let the convicted criminal off completely.

The 'war on drugs' is extremely harsh in Swindon it would seem.

Although, I'm sure the judge in this case has gone on record before as considering drugs to be a bad thing. Oh well.
There's no need for a good performance, just have the defence lawyer make up some lies and the judge will gladly accept it all in order to 'justify' his unduly lenient sentencing or, as in a case such as this, let the convicted criminal off completely. The 'war on drugs' is extremely harsh in Swindon it would seem. Although, I'm sure the judge in this case has gone on record before as considering drugs to be a bad thing. Oh well. Ringer

9:26am Thu 19 Dec 13

Ringer says...


Oh, and type his name into the search box on this site. Seems he has a habit of blaming his brothers for things!!


That's brilliant! Kenneth Cox has certainly got the better of Judge Douglas Field on a number of occasions... despite having a criminal record longer than the time we've got left to endure of this kind of thing happening in our local court room.
[quote] Oh, and type his name into the search box on this site. Seems he has a habit of blaming his brothers for things!! [/quote] That's brilliant! Kenneth Cox has certainly got the better of Judge Douglas Field on a number of occasions... despite having a criminal record longer than the time we've got left to endure of this kind of thing happening in our local court room. Ringer

11:22am Mon 6 Jan 14

Worlds Apart says...

Ringer you are one lol and cat cat cat you know nothing about his children or even his criminal record as he's never been charged with or convicted of violent assault... where do you get that information? its slanderous and proves you have nothing better to do with your time but lie and gossip... I know him personally and know he has his children and that has no changed other than they stay with their mother two nights of the week... lets search what truth there is to all your other comments on evening advertiser and see if there are grounds to have you convicted of slander...
Ringer you are one lol and cat cat cat you know nothing about his children or even his criminal record as he's never been charged with or convicted of violent assault... where do you get that information? its slanderous and proves you have nothing better to do with your time but lie and gossip... I know him personally and know he has his children and that has no changed other than they stay with their mother two nights of the week... lets search what truth there is to all your other comments on evening advertiser and see if there are grounds to have you convicted of slander... Worlds Apart

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