Woman caught arranging sale of ecstasy to her boss

A FORMER Ipswich High School student who organised to supply about 24 ecstasy tablets to her manager wiped away tears as a judge told her she would not have a criminal conviction recorded against her name.

Mika Louise Campbell, 23, pleaded guilty to supplying a dangerous drug and was sentenced to one year's probation.

When Brisbane District Court Judge Kerry O'Brien said he would not record a criminal conviction against her because of her age and because she had never committed a crime before, she quietly replied: "Thank you Your Honour".

When police searched her home last year, text messages on her mobile phone revealed that Campbell had arranged to supply ecstasy tablets to her manager.

But the court heard on Thursday that the day before police searched her home, Campbell withdrew her intention to supply the drugs.

She was charged with supplying drugs because of how the offence is defined in the legislation.

The court heard she was not dependent on drugs or alcohol and had cooperated with police when they questioned her.

But Judge O'Brien said she had refused to tell police who had given her the drugs.

"You are a very foolish young woman," he told her.

He said the maximum sentence for supplying drugs was 20 years in jail because of the great harm drugs did to society.

He said it was a minor level of offending and that she would benefit from guidance, such as probation.

"You have the opportunity to put this behind you and get on with your life," he said.

- APN NEWSDESK


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