Man gets jail term for drug supply
A GRAFTON man was sentenced to more than two years’ jail for supplying drugs when he appeared in the Newcastle District Court last week.
The Newcastle Herald reported at the weekend Christopher Ryan Jones, 22, of North St, Grafton, who was charged alongside former Newcastle Knights and Grafton Ghosts footballer Danny Wicks, was sentenced in the Newcastle District Court by Judge Ralph Coolahan to 27 months’ jail.
The newspaper reported Jones was given a non-parole period of nine months, but because of time already served, is scheduled to be released at the end of next month.
Jones pleaded guilty to one count of supplying drugs and one count of dealing with the proceeds of crime.
The court was told Jones was sitting next to Danny Wicks when Jones’s car was pulled over by police at The Junction, in November 2009 for a random breath test.
The newspaper reported that during a search, police found $1200 cash stashed in a pair of underpants and 26.9 grams of methylamphetamine wrapped in a pair of board shorts.
Wicks is due to be sentenced in Newcastle today on three counts of supplying drugs.
In November last year he pleaded guilty to the charges that included one of selling 150 ecstasy tablets to former Knights team-mate Chris Houston.
Each count carries a maximum penalty of 15 years’ imprisonment.
Wicks did not play the end of last season with the Ghosts, citing injury.