Kristian Cavanagh secures only acquittal in multi-handed Class A drugs trial

March 16, 2021

Kristian Cavanagh from Exchange Chambers, instructed by Conspiracy Solicitors (a trading style of Bird and Co Solicitors LLP) has secured an acquittal for his client in a multi-handed conspiracy to supply Class A drugs trial.

Kristian Cavanagh’s client, LB, was the only defendant who was acquitted in the whole case.

The defendants were accused of conspiring to supply cocaine over a long period and the case involved multiple kilos of Class A drugs being supplied and numerous seizures taking place during enforcement action by the Police.

The Police and Prosecution analysed a large number of mobile telephone handsets that had been seized from suspects during the course of the investigation.

Once the authorities had gained access to these mobile telephones, they were able to download text messages, WhatsApp messages and other media and build a picture of the actions of the alleged conspirators.

The authorities also obtained the telephone call data records from the various telephone networks who had supplied telephone services to the mobile handsets attributed to the alleged conspirators.

These telephone call data records built up a picture of contact between the key players who were alleged to be involved in the conspiracy.

At trial, LB was acquitted while the other 13 defendants either pleaded guilty or were convicted by the jury.

Kristian Cavanagh was instructed by Stuart Wild (partner) and Damian Sabino (Solicitor/Advocate) at Conspiracy Solicitors.