Wicks jailed, but wife released

GRAFTON footballer Brett Wicks has been jailed for three years and three months on two counts of supplying prohibited drugs.

But there was some good news for the family, with his wife, Tristen Davenport, walking from District Court in Newcastle after Judge Ralph Coolahan handed her a two-year suspended jail sentence for supplying prohibited drugs.

A media report of the trial said Judge Coolahan suspended Davenport’s sentence after learning on Thursday that she had not received her blood pressure medication since being incarcerated three weeks ago.

Twenty-four-year-old Wicks will be eligible for parole after serving 21 months behind bars for organising a series of amphetamine deals with his brother, Danny, a former Newcastle Knights and Grafton Ghosts rugby league player.

Judge Coolahan sentenced Wicks to 15 months’ jail on the first count of drug supply and three years and three months on the second count. With parole, he is eligible for release on December 29, 2012.

The Wicks brothers and Davenport were caught in a massive police surveillance operation in 2009.

After charges were laid against Danny Wicks, the Knights tore up his contract and he began the 2010 season with the Grafton Ghosts, where he failed to finish the season.

Danny Wicks will be sentenced next month.



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