Former King's Lynn Town footballer jailed for drug offences
A former King’s Lynn Town footballer has been jailed for drugs offences.
Rory McAuley, 32, was sentenced at Norwich Crown Court on Thursday, having pleaded guilty to three charges at an earlier hearing.
He was given a four-and-a-half year term for possession of cocaine with intent to supply, three years for being concerned in the supply of class A drugs and a year for possession of criminal property. The sentences will run concurrently.
His co-defendant, Ismail Thompson, 30, of Harsnett Close, Norwich, was sentenced to six years in prison at the same hearing.
McAuley, formerly of George Fox Way, Norwich, was first arrested by police in May last year, only two days after making what turned out to be his final appearance in Lynn colours during their National League game against Chesterfield.
He was suspended from all footballing activity by the Linnets the following month, before details of the case against him first became public.
He later signed for Bedford Town in September 2021, when his contract with Lynn was terminated by mutual consent, before entering guilty pleas in October.