Woman avoids prison sentence for illicit drug supply

Arrest on January 2.
Arrest on January 2.

A woman from Young who organised the supply of more than six grams of methylamphetamine last year has avoided a full-time prison sentence.

Tara White was sentenced at Young Local Court on Monday to an 18 months intensive corrections order to be served in the community on a charge of supply prohibited drug.

Conditions were made for White to actively engage in programs directed by her community corrections supervisor to address illicit drug use, and abstain from illicit drugs.

In September 2018, Young detectives established Strike Force MIDIN in relation to the supply of prohibited drugs, namely methylamphetamine, in the Young area.

Police obtained White's mobile phone records by warrant, and intercepted texts and phone calls where White agreed on 18 occasions to supply methylamphetamine between September 25, 2018 and January 1, 2019.

As a result, Strike Force police executed a search warrant at a Young residence about 10.50am on Wednesday, January 2 this year.

The 28-year-old was arrested and charged with multiple drug related offences.

At the time of the arrest, Young's Acting Inspector Michael Madgwick praised the work of Strike Force police.

"Our detectives are constantly working behind the scenes to take down any drug dealers in the area. They use all methods they can through technology, and investigation skills," he said at the time.

At court on Monday, White was convicted on a single charge for supplying 6.65g of methylamphetamine between September 25, 2018 and January 1, 2019.

Two further counts of supply prohibited drug, two charges of possess prohibited drug, deal with proceeds of crime, possess equipment to administer, and a charge of goods in custody was taken into account upon sentencing, however no conviction was recorded.

Strike Force MIDIN police made five arrests between January 2 and February 1, 2019.