Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Man Admitted to Police He'd Purchased Speed

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Man Admitted to Police He'd Purchased Speed

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Ross Irby

ross.irby@dailymercury.com.au

LOOSE lips sink ships, but Joel Jorgensen torpedoed himself when he admitted having a small quantity of the amphetamine (speed).

The evidence Jorgensen gave to police against himself was noted by Judge Brian Devereaux SC in the District Court in Mackay.

He was not jailed, but sentenced to a 12-month Intensive Corrections Order to be served in the community.

Jorgensen, 25, who has prior drug offences on his criminal record, pleaded guilty to supplying a dangerous drug in Mackay between July 23 and July 31, 2013.

He pleaded guilty to possession of methylamphetamine on July 28, 2014, and fraud by dishonestly obtaining a motor vehicle from a car hire company on July 13, 2014.

Emily Coley, for the Director of Public Prosecutions, said that on July 28 police had been investigating a single-vehicle crash when Jorgensen admitted a substance he had was methylamphetamine.

He had told them he paid $140 and purchased it to supply a friend. …

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