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Dad, daughter keep drug business going

MOST parents would be proud to see their child join the family business.

But not Shane Michael Robinson.

The 52-year-old Gladstone man and his stepdaughter Yvonne Lee Baker sat side by side in the Rockhampton Supreme Court on Thursday as they faced their respective drug charges.

The court heard Robinson started using methamphetamine to help him stay awake and care for his sick mother.

Between April 4 and August 5 last year Robinson supplied meth to undercover police officers on four occasions.

The court heard he made about $5000 over the four-month period.

Desperate for money to fuel her own meth addiction, 26-year-old Baker became involved with the supply.

Defence barrister Jordan Ahlstrand said Baker started using cannabis when she was 13, moving on to harder drugs in her 20s.

Acting for Robinson, defence barrister Tom Polley said his client had kicked his drug habit in jail.

"He wants to get out and resume his life," he said.

The court heard that Robinson had another serious drug offence on his history.

Justice Duncan McMeekin sentenced Robinson to four years jail, but released him on immediate parole to take into account the 12 months he had already served.

He said it was "disappointing" to see someone as young as Baker before the court.

The court heard she had no criminal history.

She was sentenced to 18 months jail, but released on immediate parole.

Topics:  crime, drugs, methamphetamine, rockhampton supreme court




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