Woman jailed for four months for drug dealing

A WARRNAMBOOL drug dealer who made more than $10,000 in six months trafficking ice, amphetamine and cannabis has been jailed for four months.

Simone Proctor, 34, of Menzies Street, pleaded guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court yesterday to drug dealing, using amphetamine and breaching a one-month suspended jail sentence.

She was jailed for 10 months with four months to serve immediately and six months suspended for 18 months.

Warrnambool police undercover officers executed a search warrant about 3pm on November 1 last year at Proctor’s home after they carried out an operation into her activities.

Officers found ‘ice’ or crystal methamphetamine in two bags, eight deal bags of amphetamine paste, $1685 in cash, a tick list and a glass smoking pipe.

Police also located a number of mobile telephones and found messages to 20 people relating to drug dealing.

Proctor made full admissions to police about her drug trafficking. She told officers she was doing five $100 deals and making $150 profit each day.

By her admissions police said Proctor had sold 75 grams of ice valued at $75,000 and made $11,000 profit, as well as selling 5.3g of amphetamine and large amounts of cannabis. Police prosecutor Senior Constable Kevin Mullins said by his calculations Proctor made in excess of $20,000.

Proctor told police she had been involved in drug trafficking to make extra cash and to help out a mate.

Defence counsel Vince Peters said his client was only two weeks away from completing her suspended jail sentence when her offending was detected.

He said she had a cannabis habit, had previously lost two stillborn children and had unresolved grief issues.

Mr Peters said Proctor also had other personal issues involving her 10-year-old son and got into selling drugs to raise money to buy him a motorbike.

Magistrate Peter Mellas said ice was doing enormous harm in the community and Proctor had made the fateful decision to move from being a user to a dealer.

He said those caught trafficking ice had to face serious consequences, including the loss of liberty.

He said Proctor had pleaded guilty, made admissions and co-operated with police, but had been involved in  daily drug trafficking for about six months and she admitted to dealing in drugs for financial gain.

He said that while her initial purpose was to buy a motorbike for her son, that quickly graduated to full-blown drug dealing.

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