Bundy tiler jailed for drug trafficking
A BUNDABERG man who started trafficking meth and ecstasy while on bail to fund his own chronic drug habit has escaped a lengthy stint behind bars.
Beau Daniel Wynne, 24, pleaded guilty on Monday in the Brisbane Supreme Court to trafficking, possessing and supplying methamphetamine between October, 2012, and February, 2013.
Wynne also pleaded guilty to 35 other charges including driving, property, weapon and bail-related offences.
Crown prosecutor Dzenita Balic told the court Wynne was arrested in August, 2012, for attempting to supply drugs after a street deal went pear-shaped, but was released on bail.
She said Wynne immediately returned to the drug scene and was arrested again several months later.
"His offending was at a street level and he was a low level offender," she said.
"There were 1809 drug-related text messages from 57 separate numbers located on his mobile phone and there were regular interactions with 15 potential customers.
"He was a regular user himself and any money he did earn effectively went up his arm.
"But there has been a high level of co-operation with police since his arrest."
Defence barrister James Godbolt told the court Wynne had spent the past 13 months in custody, after his bail was revoked last January, where he had seen first-hand the detrimental affects drugs have on people.
He said in that time he had remained clean and wants to turn his life around before it is too late.
"He clearly has the support of his family and he knows what will happen if he reoffends when his is released from jail," he said.
"His offending was strongly linked to his drug addiction and there was no commercial aspect to it."
Justice Martin Burns adjourned the sentence for four hours so he could have some time to consider what sentence to impose.
He subsequently sentenced Wynne to five years behind bars, but took into account the 400 days he had already served and ordered he be eligible to apply for parole on June 2.
Justice Burns disqualified Wynne from holding or obtaining a driver licence for two years.
- APN NEWSDESK.