Violinist Nigel Kennedy’s drug dealing son, 26, faces jail for second time after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine – just months after being released from prison
- Violinist Nigel Kennedy’s son Sark Kennedy, 26, today admitted drugs charges
- He was only recently released after being sentenced for drug dealing last year
- Kennedy, from Worcestershire, appeared before Worcester Crown Court today
- He was granted bail on condition of not communicating with other defendants
Sark Yves Amadeus Kennedy (pictured), 26, admitted conspiracy to supply cocaine
The son of world-renowned violinist Nigel Kennedy is facing jail for a second time after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine – just months after being released from prison.
Sark Yves Amadeus Kennedy, 26, was previously sentenced for drug dealing in November last year after he was caught with £15,000 worth of cocaine in a car.
He is now facing another spell behind bars after he admitted conspiring with others to supply class A drugs between January 2020 and August 2021.
Today Kennedy, of Malvern, Worcestershire, appeared before Worcester Crown Court where he spoke only to confirm his name and enter his guilty plea.
The son of world-famous violinist Nigel Kennedy (pictured) was previously sentenced for drug dealing in November last year after he was caught with £15,000 worth of cocaine in a car
He was granted bail on the condition he doesn’t communicate with any other defendants involved in the case following the short five minute hearing.
Judge Martin Jackson told him: ‘Mr Kennedy, you know that as you have pleaded guilty there will have to be a sentencing hearing in due course.
‘I’ll renew your bail. There is simply one condition of your bail and that is that you simply don’t have any contact, directly or indirectly, with the co-defendant’s.
‘I’ll remind you, as you know well, bail is an obligation to attend court on the date and time told.
‘It’s likely sometime in the new year there will be a hearing for further direction about the case overall as you know there are others involved in this matter.’
Last year a court heard how Kennedy was arrested when he was stopped by police who found almost 400 wraps of cocaine stuffed inside pairs of disposable gloves.
Kennedy, who was wearing an expensive Rolex watch and gold chain, told officers his drug dealing was a ‘one off’.
He was jailed for 33 months after admitting possession with intent to supply cocaine.
Today Kennedy, of Malvern, Worcestershire, appeared before Worcester Crown Court (pictured) where he spoke only to confirm his name and enter his guilty plea
The court was told Kennedy was ‘up to his neck in the filthy trade’ of drug dealing in a bid to clear his debts after getting hooked on cocaine as a teenager.
Sentencing him previously, Recorder Martin Butterworth said: ‘I’m prepared to accept you had an addiction to cocaine since you were 18.
‘It’s perfectly clear that there is a lot about you which would suggest that you are entirely capable of becoming a useful member of society.
‘But you became involved in a very significant way in a filthy trade which produces serious and real harm to the people who use the drug.
‘Whether you understand that, or care, I don’t know.’
John Cooper QC, defending, said at the time Kennedy had had an ‘unconventional background’ which provided ‘excitement’ but also lacked ‘stability’.
He added: ‘He asserted it was a one-off.’