Drug taking truck driver supplied meth to other truckies

THAT a long distance truck driver was using methylamphetamine was dangerous enough, but Brendan Willliam Francis was trafficking the drug to other truckies, Toowoomba Supreme Court has been told.

The Chronicle in Toowoomba reported that Crown prosecutor Paul Bannister described as "brazen re-offending", Francis had been found with 90g of meth among 131g of substance and released on bail only to be caught with 97g of the drug among 138g of substance after being pulled over by police while driving on the Warrego Highway near Roma just nine days later.

The Roma-based truck driver pleaded guilty to trafficking methylamphetamine in the town and elsewhere between February 12 and May 19 last year as well as to supplying and possessing dangerous drugs and to two counts of drug driving.

Justice Martin Burns sentenced Francis to six years jail but declared 333 days pre-sentence custody as time served under the sentence and ordered he be eligible to apply for release on parole as of May 29 next year.

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