HE on-sold methylamphetamine for alleged drug traffickers and was found with small quantities of drugs in his house.
Nanjing Night Net

When Invermay man Jason William Wood pleaded guilty to selling methylamphetamine and a string of other drug and firearm offences on Wednesday, police said he was only a small player in the game.

Yesterday, the 40-year-old was jailed for six months.

Handing down the sentence in the Launceston Magistrates Court, Chief Magistrate Michael Hill said it was important that the courts sent a strong message that any involvement with drug selling would not be tolerated.

“It’s not suggested, and it’s not said by me, that you were near the top of the tree, but you were prepared to do what you were told to do for money,” Mr Hill said.

“In my view, a period of imprisonment is appropriate to show you how serious these offences were and to show the community that this will not be accepted.”

Mr Hill said Wood had “no real criminal history” before police searched his home on April 18 this year.

Police found small quantities of methylamphetamine, cannabis and steroids as well as two shotguns and some ammunition, which Wood did not hold a licence for.

The search was one of a series of raids conducted as part of Operation Dizzy, a six-month investigation by Launceston CIB into an alleged drug network funnelling methylamphetamine from Victoria into Northern Tasmania.

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