Mother of four trafficked ’ice’ in country town west of Toowoomba
A MOTHER of four has been sentenced to three years in jail for her role in trafficking ice over a nine-month period in a town to Toowoomba’s west.
Kimberley Tamara Gillan had come to the attention of police investigating the drug dealing of a male friend of hers in 2019, Toowoomba Supreme Court heard.
Crown prosecutor Matt LeGrand said though the male was the principal offender, Gillan had more than just a passing interest in the business.
The now 39-year-old had taken part in trafficking of methylamphetamine in the Dirranbandi area over a nine month period from January 2019.
The couple had a regular customer base of between 15 and 20 people who they dealt with at a street level on basically a daily basis, Mr LeGrand said.
As well as helping her friend with the trafficking business, Gillan had a smaller drug dealing business of her own of about four or five customers.
On August 11, 2019, the couple had been pulled over by police while driving in the Dirranbandi district and a search of the car turned up 16g of substance of which 9g was pure meth, the court heard.
Gillan pleaded guilty to trafficking and possessing meth.
Her barrister Jessica Goldie told the court her client had been supporting her own meth habit but had since her arrest sought counselling with the local hospital and a letter from Drug Arm attested that she had been clean of drugs since January last year.
Her client was working and through two references tended to the court people spoke well of her, she said.
Noting she had turned her life around, Justice Peter Callaghan ordered Gillan be released on parole immediately.
Originally published as Mother of four trafficked ’ice’ in country town west of Toowoomba