Mother of two jailed for supplying and possessing meth
A MOTHER of two who had been a law-abiding citizen until introduced to drugs at the age of 37 has been sentenced to jail for supplying and possessing methylamphetamine.
Dalby woman Candice Piggot had become addicted to the drug soon after trying it in her late 30s, and the drug had become a significant problem for her, barrister Nick Brown told Toowoomba Supreme Court.
However, during her time in custody, the 42-year-old had completed a number of certificates to improve her life and get away from drugs, he said.
Crown prosecutor Matt LeGrand told the court over the past four years Piggot’s drug activity had escalated from a user to someone who was selling meth.
The then 41-year-old had been found by police on January 29, last year, with 3.8g of pure meth which had been separated into 17 small clip seal bags and messages found on her phone inferred she had been selling the drug, Mr LeGrand said.
A police search of her home the next day had found $750 cash, which police suspected was tainted property, and while on bail on August 8 she had been found with small amounts of meth in clip seal bags and a message on her phone showed she was preparing to obtain $650 of the drug, he said.
Piggot pleaded guilty to three counts of supplying a dangerous drug, possessing meth above the 2g schedule and a series of drug-related offences.
Mr Brown said his client within a month of being held in custody had been moved to a low-security prison farm.
Justice Peter Callaghan said Piggot’s was a sad story.
“Your story is a complete tragedy,” he told her.
“This wretched drug took hold of you and sent you into a spiral.”
However, in selling the drug to others she had inflicted a sad story on those people, he said.
Justice Callaghan sentenced Piggot to two years in jail but, declaring the 274 days she had spent in custody as time served under the sentence, ordered she be eligible to apply for release on parole immediately.
Originally published as Mother of two jailed for supplying and possessing meth