Drug dealer falls into meth trap once again
A YOUNG man who couldn't break the habit of using and dealing methamphetamines got another jail sentence on Monday for his most recent offending.
In October last year, Baden John Plummer was sentenced for his drug crimes and served time behind bars.
But he was out of jail less than a month when he got involved with methamphetamines again.
On Monday, having already spent 198 days in pre-sentence custody, the 29-year-old pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court in Rockhampton to 12 charges including possession and supply of methamphetamines.
The commerciality of Plummer's drug offending was not disputed.
"Less than a month after being released from prison you were back on it (drugs)," Justice Graeme Crow said.
"It's sad because you've already undergone some courses while in custody.
"Last time the report was you did a seven-week course with alcoholics and narcotics anonymous.
"Despite taking a seven-week course, you couldn't even last seven weeks on the outside of prison before getting involved with drugs again."
This time around, police found evidence on Plummer's mobile phone that he sold small quantities of meth, between 0.1g and 0.3g, for between $50 and $100.
"It's also sad that people such as you will agree to supply methamphetamine," Mr Crow said.
"Because you should know that the person that you supply them to, has a good chance of ending up like you - being unable to work, being unable to contribute to society, put their families through heartache, (and) cost the community a small fortune because they've got to lock you up in prison.
"That's your future if you chose to continue down this path, you know that."
Mr Crow indicated that despite Plummer's criminal history, which was an "enormous amount for a young person", all was not lost for him.
"You come from a good family," he said.
"They continue to support you, despite the fact that you have drug problems."
Plummer's mother was in court in support of him.
Plummer was sentenced to 18 months' jail with a parole eligibility date of May 24 next year.