Former Southport FC’s Terry Fearns facing jail over drugs plot

A FORMER Southport FC footballer has admitted his involvement with a drugs conspiracy.

Striker Terry Fearns, 32, appeared at Liverpool Crown Court for a plea and case management hearing with 11 others accused of being involved in the plot.

The eleven men and one woman have been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs between January 1 and November 25 last year.

Fearns, of Lincoln Drive, Maghull; Steven Harrison, 20, of Chapel Road, Anfield; Lee Holden, 36, of Weaver Avenue, Kirkby; Mark Constantine, 32, of Wenning Avenue, Maghull; Joseph Makereth, 24, of Brooklands Road East, Old Swan; Patrick Farley, 23, of no fixed address; Paul Campbell, 49, of Lacey Street, Widnes; Darren Spendlove, 33, of Hale Road, Widnes; and Darral Fitzsimmons, 41, of Dundee, Scotland, all pleaded guilty and will be sentenced on June 18.

Joanne Farrugia, 26, of Whinhowe Road, Croxteth, and Robert Soutar, 24, of St Mary Street, Dundee, deny the charge and face trial on June 1. Barry Devlin, 32, of Bedford Road, Bootle, will enter a plea on April 14.

Fearns was on bail, but Judge Henry Globe, QC, granted his request to be taken into custody. Farrugia and Devlin were released on bail.

The rest were remanded.

The nine men who pleaded guilty were told a custodial sentence was “inevitable”.