Stolen wheels traded for drugs

A WARWICK man who traded stolen wheels for amphetamines has been released after spending 18 days behind bars.

Dylon Jay Read appeared in the Warwick Magistrates Court this week where he pleaded guilty to receiving tainted property and breaching a domestic violence order.

A charge of burglary was dismissed after police offered no evidence on the charge.

The court heard some time on September 10 or 11 last year a car parked at a Warwick residence was placed on blocks and its wheels - valued at $1500 - were stolen.

Police Prosecutor Steve de Lissa told the court Read had "some involvement" in the incident and admitted to possessing the wheels. Once he had the wheels, the 23-year-old drove to Stanthorpe, where he traded them for amphetamines, which the court heard were given to an associate.

In a separate incident in November last year, the father of two breached a domestic violence order by calling his former partner more than 30 times and sending her four text messages.

Defence counsel for Read told the court a phone was the only way his client could contact the woman regarding their children.

In sentencing, Magistrate Graham Lee took into account the time Read had spent in custody and issued him with a $750 fine.


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