The Chronicle

Truckie busted on meth

Tradie became involved with ‘wrong crowd’

- SAM TURNER

A ROMA tradie who became involved with the “wrong crowd” and smoked meth has fronted court after he was busted drug driving twice in a month.

Dalby Magistrate­s Court heard Jack Laurie Sheahan was caught by police on June 18 and July 8 driving in Longreach and Eurella while having meth in his system, as well as amphetamin­es on the second intercept.

Brisbane defence solicitor Elizabeth Davey regaled the court with the 23-year-old’s work history as a tradie, farm worker, and a truckie in south west Queensland after his schooling in Toowoomba.

Ms Daveys tendered several documents to magistrate Kerrie O’Callaghan about Sheahan’s rehabilita­tion and his good character, and said the 23-year-old would lose his current driving job after his court appearance.

She told the court her client “developed a problem with smoking methamphet­amine” and had been involved with the “wrong crowd”.

Sheahan pleaded guilty to two counts of drug driving and was sentenced to nine months’ probation and disqualifi­ed from driving for six months.

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