Spell in jail after cops look up drugs in fake dictionary
A GATTON drug trafficker used a fake dictionary and coded text messages to conceal his "street level" business, a court has heard.
Eric Daniel Neesom, 40, will spend the next 12 months in jail after being sentenced for supplying marijuana and methylamphetamine over three weeks in October 2017.
Neesom fronted Brisbane Supreme Court on Thursday after pleading guilty to trafficking, drug possession and a raft of summary charges.
Prosecutor Victoria Adams told the court that when police executed a search warrant at Neesom's house on October 27, 2017 they found empty clip seal bags and cannabis inside a fake dictionary, as well as homemade water pipes and a stolen iPad.
A forensic examination of Neesom's phone revealed he had supplied drugs to 33 people using the code words "green" when selling marijuana and "white" for methylamphetamine.
Ms Adams said Neesom had "negotiated prices, upsold and derived benefit" from the sale of the drugs and described his criminal history as lengthy.
Neesom's defence barrister Amelia Loode told the court that since moving away from Gatton, her client had been "working hard" to improve his life, giving up drugs and caring for his sick father in Ipswich.
"He says that moving himself out of that area and taking on the responsibility of his father is something that has kept him away from that environment," Ms Loode said.
Ms Loode said the father of four only trafficked over a short period and his business had "no sophistication".
Justice Elizabeth Wilson sentenced Neesom to three years' jail.
He will be released on parole on November 21, 2020. - NewsRegional