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A former King's Lynn Town footballer has today admitted drug supply offences.

Rory McAuley, who left the Walks outfit last month, will be sentenced at a later date following a hearing at Norwich Crown Court this lunchtime.

McAuley, 31, of George Fox Way, Norwich, pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of cocaine during April and May of this year.

Rory McAuley, seen here, left, in action for King's Lynn Town in May, has pleaded guilty to drugs offences.
Rory McAuley, seen here, left, in action for King's Lynn Town in May, has pleaded guilty to drugs offences.

He also admitted counts of possessing 496 grams of cocaine with intent to supply and possession of criminal property, both on May 13, 2021.

McAuley, who appeared before the court via a remote link, pleaded not guilty to a fourth charge of conspiring to supply cocaine, between September last year and May this year.

But prosecuting barrister Stephen Spence told the court the pleas were acceptable to the Crown and he would not be bringing forward evidence on the conspiracy charge.

Norwich Crown Court. (48375116)
Norwich Crown Court. (48375116)

Jenni Dempster QC, defending, asked for a pre-sentence report to be prepared in respect to her client.

The case was adjourned until October 26 when a date is expected to be fixed for sentencing in respect of both McAuley and co-accused Andrew Wallace, 34, of Fakenham Road, Great Witchingham.

Wallace pleaded guilty to charges of being concerned in the supply of cocaine, possessing cocaine and cannabis with intent to supply, producing cannabis and offering to supply cannabis during today's hearing.

He also pleaded not guilty to a charge of conspiracy to supply cocaine.

Meanwhile, matters against a third defendant, 29-year-old Ismail Thompson, of Harsnett Close, Norwich, were also adjourned to that date.

McAuley, who signed for Bedford Town after his contract with Lynn was terminated in September, remains on bail.

He had previously been suspended from all football-related activity by Lynn.

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