Friday, 2 March 2012

Alleged dealer's uncle takes stand in court

By Cristiana Theodoli, @_cric_

The uncle of a man accused of dealing cocaine told a court he uses his nephew's plumbing skills on one in three jobs.
Alan Carberry, 44, was giving evidence at the trial of Ryan Daly, who is accused of being concerned in the supply of the class A drug from his parents' Bishopbriggs home.
Mr Carberry, of Highfield Drive, in the Kelvindale area of Glasgow, told the court he has been in the building contractors' industry for almost three decades.
He said: “I have been in the industry for 28 years, I have been operating as a joiner/builder for 20 years, my company, Rise Constructions, has six employees.”
He added that he also contracts out particular jobs when the workload requires him to do so.
Appearing at Glasgow Sheriff Court today he told the jury that Ryan, 28, worked for him on one in of three plumbing jobs.
He said: “Depending on what work he has on too and if he's available. He does the gas work, we keep that separate as shouldn't be doing gas work, we are not a gas safe registered company but he is, so we keep the work separate.”
On being asked by Fiscal Depute Iain Bradley if he just gives the job to Ryan because of he's family Mr Carberry answered: “No, he has to compete with the other guys.”
Daly, the son of Carberry's sister Marie Daly, was charged with being concerned in the supply of cocaine after a raid by Strathclyde Police officers at their home.
The court had earlier heard the cops found items that, in their experience, they associate with dealing such as a small set of scales and lists of names and digits known as 'tick lists' as well as £100 worth of the white powdered drug.
They also found £29.000 in cash stored in a cash box in Ryan's room though both his mother and father, 54-year-old taxi driver John Daly, stated in court that just over half the money, £15.000, was cash they had saved and earmarked for building an extension at their home.
At the end of Mr Carberry's evidence Daly's agent, Murray Macara, stated that was the end of the defence case.
The trial was then adjourned and it will continue before Sheriff Kenneth Mitchell on Monday with the lawyers' closing speeches and the sheriff's charge.

Read previous reports:

Plumber tells court he does not have drug debt with the accused

Cristiana Theodoli's blog can be found here: [Wordpress]
Copyright remains with the author.

No comments:

Post a Comment