Woman jailed for selling marijuana to fund her ice addiction
A KELSO woman who sold more than $ 100,000 worth of marijuana in less than five months to fund her ice addiction has been jailed.
Jacqueline Mulreany, 32, sold the drug to customers who ran their own trafficking businesses.
The Townsville Supreme Court was told that $ 67,000, seemingly transferred from Mulreany’s legitimate employer for “holidays”, “long service leave payout” and “reimbursements” was in fact the proceeds of trafficking.
Mulreany pleaded guilty yesterday to trafficking drugs from April to September 2015 as well as possessing marijuana, MDMA and methylamphetamine and possessing $ 1660 cash from trafficking.
Crown prosecutor Amanda Payne said police monitored Mulreany’s phone calls in April and May 2015 as part of a wider drug operation.
To just five of her 22 customers, Mulreany sold 23 to 36 pounds ( 10 to 16kg) of marijuana for an estimated $ 103,000 to $ 162,000.
Defence barrister Scott Geeves said Mulreany worked as an office manager at fresh produce wholesaler Salads Galore from 2003 to July 2015.
He said Mulreany suffered constant pain from accidents she sustained in her youth and had selfmedicated with illegal drugs.
“She was in the grips of a terrible addiction to methylamphetamine at the time,” he said. “Essentially she was selling cannabis to feed and fund her methylamphetamine addiction.”
Justice David North accepted Ms Payne’s submission that the money was the proceeds of trafficking.
Mulreany was sentenced to five and a half years in jail, with parole eligibility on February 8, 2019.
Mulreany’s customers Nathan Humphries and Lorraine Gai Larsen have been jailed for two years for trafficking drugs. Another customer, Christopher Gallaher, received four years for trafficking.