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HMA v Garry Jordan and Steven McCallum
Oct 6, 2022
On sentencing Lord Arthurson made the following statement in court:
"Garry Jordan and Steven McCallum, at Glasgow High Court on 18 August 2022, on the first day of the float period of a dedicated floating trial diet, each of you pled guilty to a single charge of being concerned in the supply of the class A controlled drug cocaine.
You had utilised the EncroChat platform in respect of your involvement in the supply of cocaine over the period 27 March to 7 May 2020. The agreed narrative states that you had a logistics role at a mid level in the hierarchy of an organised crime group, albeit that you dispute that through your senior counsel. Mr McCallum, you were the front seat passenger in the vehicle and the period of your own involvement in this crime has been restricted to a single day, namely 29 May 2020.
As a result of the folly of your decision you would miss the formative years of your newly born child’s life. Mr McCallum, your counsel submitted that you were a single occasion single day courier, who committed this crime for a one-off payment and with no real understanding of the value of the drugs being transported. You too will be separated from your family and child, and you have already experienced that difficulty during your remand.
6 October 2022