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Saturday, February 04, 2006

Bay City Rollers cleared of drugs charges

Former Bay City Rollers lead singer Les McKeown has been cleared of setting up a deal to sell drugs.

The 1970s pop star from Hackney, east London, said he was 'over the moon' at being found not guilty of conspiring to supply cocaine.

Ex-band guitarist Patrick McGlynn and Alistair Murray, both from Edinburgh, were cleared of the same charge.

During the trial at Basildon Crown Court Mr McKeown, 50, admitted being a drug user but denied being a dealer.

Mr McKeown had been accused of setting up a deal between Mr McGlynn and Mr Murray and two other men.

The court heard armed police arrested Mr McGlynn and Mr Murray in a hotel car park in Waltham Abbey, Essex, in May 2005.

Mr McGlynn was found with £16,500 in cash in a wash bag.

Two other men, who were found to have £16,000 worth of cocaine in their car, were also arrested and admitted conspiring to supply cocaine.

All three men, who denied the charges, said the meeting had been set up to arrange to buy a car.

Whew! What a lucky escape for the innocent rockers!

Imagine if the men who had the cocaine had thought the Bay City Rollers were there to buy drugs instead of a car. Who knows what kind of trouble the rockers might have found themselves in!



Blogger Moni said...

ROTFL! Cute comment. Guess what I'm going to date myself here, I had a poster of tThe Bay City Rollers on my wall when I was a kid.

Come to think of it they looked kind of goofy with the bell bottomed goucho's and the suspenders...but back in the day, they were hot.

S A T U R D A Y! SSS SSS Saturday niggggghhht!

1:02 AM  
Blogger McFox said...

Ooooh, giving away your age, Moni. Heh.

11:17 AM  
Blogger Moni said...

Awwe gee, and the only reason you've heard of them is because they're scottish? hmmmm? ;p

Hey happy birthday to you my fellow Capricorn.

BTW--I checked your new blog out briefly....verry nice. ;)

12:42 AM  

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