Meth sale in pub puts man behind bars
SELLING just 0.1g of methylamphetamine for $100 at a Toowoomba pub was enough to put Anthony John Andrew behind bars for a month.
Toowoomba District Court heard police who searched the 23-year-old's home in October last year had gone through the messages on his mobile phone with Andrew's permission.
One of the text messages related to the availability of methylamphetamine and read "got ice for 100" and "smokes real good", the court heard.
Andrew later told police he was with a friend that night who had drugs and that he knew someone who wanted to buy drugs.
Andrew admitted selling the drug for $100 to another person at the Norville Hotel.
The court heard Andrew didn't use drugs himself, prompting Judge David Reid to conclude the transaction had been for commercial purposes "albeit a small one".
Judge Reid noted Andrew had a significant criminal history including assault and deprivation of liberty and was currently serving a term of imprisonment for a disqualified driving offence.
Andrew, who pleaded guilty to supplying a dangerous drug, had a parole release date as of Sunday this week.
However, Judge Reid sentenced him to nine months jail to be released on parole after having served one month, pushing his date of release from jail back to September 10.