A mother-of-three from Toowoomba has been given probation after she sold cannabis to fund her smoking habit.
The 42-year-old was caught by police after they attended a Toowoomba home on March 31. In a strange twist of irony, the woman is local to Toowoomba – Australia’s de facto cannabis capital and the home to three large medical cannabis companies.
At the home, police located 88.1 grams of cannabis, the woman’s police phone, a “tick sheet” of customers, and digital scales. The dry cannabis is worth about $2,200.
The 42-year-old was reportedly cooperative with the police and provided her phone’s PIN number. From her phone, police learned she had made a handful of sales, selling 3 grams, 7 grams, and “half” quantities. She was reportedly charging $50 for 3g and $190 for a “half” ounce.
In Toowoomba Magistrates Court, the woman pleaded guilty to possessing drug-related items, possessing a dangerous drug, and 14 counts of supplying a dangerous drug.
According to the Courier Mail, the woman told police on the 4th of April that she was only selling cannabis to fund her own cannabis use. Her solicitor Joe Millican later told the court she uses cannabis to help her sleep and has been using it for a long time. She had only sold cannabis for roughly a month when she was caught.
Magistrate Howard Osborne gave the mother 15 months of probation and told her to stop using cannabis.