Jailed for mul­ti­ple of­fences

Southern Telegraph - - NEWS - Pierra Wil­lix

A Parmelia man has been sen­tenced to 12 months jail af­ter a search war­rant on his home un­cov­ered a stash of weapons, drugs and more than $ 17,000 in cash.

Aaron Wayne Wil­son ap­peared in Rock­ing­ham Mag­is­trate’s Court on Mon­day af­ter pre­vi­ously plead­ing guilty to 13 dif­fer­ent charges.

These in­cluded hav­ing ready ac­cess to weapons, cash and il­le­gal drugs, pos­ses­sion of pro­hib­ited drugs — namely cannabis, MDMA and methy­lam­phetamine — and pos­ses­sion of a firearm, of drug para­pher­na­lia, and of stolen or un­law­fully ob­tained prop­erty.

He also faced charges of reck­less driv­ing while driv­ing on a sus­pended li­cence.

The court was told on Septem­ber 5, po­lice ex­e­cuted a search war­rant on Wil­son’s Parmelia home, where they found his bed­room full of pro­hib­ited weapons and drugs.

In a locked box next to the bed, po­lice found $ 17,100 in cash, a loaded firearm and two clip- seal bags — one con­tain­ing 0.36g of meth and the other 0.2g of MDMA.

In an­other area of the room, 1g of cannabis was un­cov­ered, along with scales, while 2.57g of meth was also found in the walk- in wardrobe.

In an­other wardrobe, po­lice un­cov­ered am­mu­ni­tion and 10 glass smok­ing im­ple­ments. A tin with cannabis seeds inside was also found in the search.

A mo­bile phone be­long­ing to Wil­son was also seized, with text mes­sages in­di­cat­ing he was sell­ing drugs to oth­ers.

The court was also told of an­other in­ci­dent whereby on July 31, Wil­son sped away from po­lice af­ter he saw them pull into a ser­vice sta­tion he was at on the Kwinana Free­way.

Po­lice es­ti­mated he hit speeds of up to 160km/ h to es­cape ar­rest.

He was also sub­ject to a per­ma­nent li­cence dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion at the time, hav­ing pre­vi­ously been charged with reck­less driv­ing three times. In court, Wil­son’s de­fence lawyer at­trib­uted the of­fend­ing to a dif­fi­cult re­la­tion­ship and drug ad­dic­tion is­sues, but said items like the cash and gun were not Wil­son’s but his brother’s and friend’s.

How­ever, the po­lice pros­e­cu­tor called for an im­me­di­ate term of im­pris­on­ment for Wil­son and said it was “clear he would do any­thing he could to avoid po­lice” and that he was “putting the com­mu­nity at risk with his be­hav­iour”.

Mag­is­trate Vivien Ed­wards said the mat­ters called for an im­me­di­ate term of im­pris­on­ment be­cause of their sever­ity.

Wil­son was sen­tenced to 12 months jail and or­dered to pay a global fine of $ 2000.

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