News

Drug dealer gets nine months for supplying cannabis and meth

A MAN who was arrested on drug charges as part of Operation Lima Quantity has been sentenced to nine months behind bars.

Jake Aaron Ellis, 24, pleaded guilty on Thursday in Ipswich District Court to three counts of supplying dangerous drugs - namely cannabis and methamphetamines.

The court heard the offences occurred between May 25 and June 7, 2015 at Bellbird Park.

Crown prosecutor Matt Le Grand said Ellis had fronted court on six separate occasions for drug offences.

He said he was currently serving a stint behind bars after he breached his parole in relation to another matter.

"He was sentenced in March, 2014 to three years in jail for robbing a service station while armed with a machete," he said.

"He stole a small sum of money and some chocolates.

"But he committed the current drug offences while on parole for the armed robbery offences, hence why he is currently in custody."

Mr Le Grand said Ellis acted as the middle man in supplying drugs to third parties.

He said he made about $20 profit for each transaction.

"He has a growing criminal history and they are mostly drug related offences," he said.

"Methamphetamine is an insidious drug and its affect on the community and individuals is substantial."

Defence barrister Geoff Seaholme said Ellis initially started using cannabis before turning to ice.

He said he has a small child to a former partner and his current partner is also pregnant.

"His family says if he is released they will make sure there will be no more criminal offending," he said.

"He has the full support of his family and his current partner."

Judge Alexander Horneman-Wren sentenced Ellis to nine months behind bars, wholly suspended for a period of two years.

He told Ellis he needed to sort his life out.

"If you continue to take drugs and associate with people who are involved with drugs then your future will be pretty bleak," he said.

Ellis will be eligible to apply for parole when he has served the remainder of a separate sentence after his parole was revoked last year.

He has already served five months behind bars.

Topics:  ipswich crime ipswich district court supplying dangerous drugs



William Cairns gave his best to family and business

BIG CHARACTER: William Howitt Cairns was an important Ipswich figure.

Jovial personality helped shaped city

Let Corby fit back into community

COMING HOME: Schapelle Corby is due to return home, but how will the media treat her.

Feeling the media has lost touch with the public

Reef on a collision course to catastrophe

IN DANGER: Experts say the Great Barrier Reef is facing the threat of extinction.

Environmentalists say we must act now to save the Reef.

Local Partners

Miranda Kerr and fiance hang up backyard tent for wedding

MIRANDA Kerr and her husband-to-be, Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel, are set to marry today in decidedly downgrade style with a backyard wedding.

Book review: Mia Freedman's book meets her critics head on

I appreciated Freedman's blunt honesty in the book

Home town support spurs on Ipswich chef

CONTENDER: Judges have praised the work of Ipswich cook Ben Ungermann, who has avoided the dreaded elimination rounds.

Ben gets a little sweeter

Shannon Noll: What I don't like about The Voice

ON TOUR: Shannon Noll will perform in Ipswich on June 3 as part of a 35-show run.

Australian Idol veteran talks reality TV during 35-date Aussie tour

Model Bella Hadid's see-through dress shocks in Cannes

US model Bella Hadid attends the Cinema Against AIDS amfAR gala 2017 held at the Hotel du Cap, Eden Roc in Cap d'Antibes, France, 25 May 2017.

It’s like she’s become addicted to shock value.

No room for morbid fans

Chris Cornell.

Fans want to stay in the hotel room where Chris Cornell died

Man's amazing comeback from monster crisis

Pat O'Driscoll agents Penny Keating and Doug Webber sold 56 Agnes St, The Range at auction over the weekend.

NOT long ago, he sold his possessions to pay staff. Now he's back.

Report reveals progress on $319m airport upgrade

Aerials of the Sunshine Coast.Jetstar plane in front of the Susnhine Coast terminal, Sunshine Coast Airport.

Over two dozen government approvals needed for airport expansion

Lost dough leaves sour taste after company collapse

Kathleen and John Mahoney from Sugar and Spice Bakery were stung after the collapse of Cantro Pty Ltd and are still owed money.

Supermarket operator collapse leaves sour taste for bakery

'Ridiculous': Council refuses renovation at heritage home

NOT FAIR: Karen Solomon of Newtown is angry with Ipswich City Council for refusing her plans to build a colonial style double car port at her Newtown home.

Council rejected development application

Council refusal of 'high density' development ends in court

Ipswich City Council first meeting with the new 2016 council.

Developer took the matter to the Queensland Planning Court

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!