Drug dealer loses appeal bid to reduce sentence

A SUNSHINE Coast drug dealer whose business turned over tens of thousands of dollars, has lost a bid to reduce his jail sentence.

Antony Dwayne Miller, 29, agreed during his sentence in March that he was selling methylamphetamine, ecstasy, cocaine and GHB, also known as fantasy, for profit.

But he also had a longstanding drug addiction which began during his teens and continued during his offending.

He had 39 clients during the eight months police monitored his calls between July 2010 and March 2011.

Miller, whose criminal history has been termed "shocking", supplied drugs to covert police officers several times.

He was jailed for eight years with parole eligibility after two years and eight months.

The street-level trafficker argued in the Queensland Court of Appeal his parole date was excessive because his co-offender, Glen Dahtler, was given parole eligibility after two years.

Dahtler was sentenced in February for trafficking $40,000 worth of fantasy and $40,000 worth of cocaine in the Kawana area.

Justice David Boddice said Dahtler, even though he was higher up the chain, had significant factors in his favour, including minimal criminal history and rehabilitation prospects which were significantly greater than Miller's.

Justice Boddice said all mitigating circumstances had been considered in Miller's sentencing.



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