Sentence on drug charges delayed

THE sentencing hearings of Brett Wicks and Tristen Davenport in relation to drug supply have been stood over to Wednesday, April 13.

The matters were part heard yesterday at a sentencing hearing in Newcastle District Court.

The Grafton couple had pleaded guilty in separate court hearings late last year to various drug supply charges involving a methylamphetamine distribution ring between Newcastle and Grafton.

Brett's football star brother Danny Wicks, a former Newcastle Knight who played for the Grafton Ghosts last year, pleaded guilty in November to three counts of drug trafficking and his sentencing hearing will continue on May 3.

Danny and another former Grafton man, Christopher Ryan Jones, were arrested by police in Newcastle following a long period of police surveillance.

Jones was sentenced last month to 27 months in jail on charges of supplying drugs and dealing with the proceeds of crime.

At the time of their arrest in December 2009, Danny Wicks and Jones were in a car where police found $1200 in a pair of underpants and 26.9g of methylamphetamine wrapped in a pair of board shorts.

One of the charges against Danny was that he supplied 150 ecstasy tables to former Knights team-mate Chris Houston.

In December last year, Houston was cleared of all charges and has been reinstated at the Knights.



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