Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Texts Uncover Dealings; Phone Messages Reveal Man's Drug Supplying

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Texts Uncover Dealings; Phone Messages Reveal Man's Drug Supplying

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Byline: Tara Miko tara.miko@thechronicle.com.au

TEXT message exchanges between a Warwick methamphetamines supplier and his customers triggered a search of his home last year and eventually led to his convictions in court.

Jeffrey Anthony Ward, 53, walked from the Toowoomba District Court after pleading guilty to supplying and possessing dangerous drugs.

The court heard police searched Ward's home on January 28 last year, locating and seizing two mobile phones, scales and other drug utensils, knuckle dusters and 10g of cannabis.

Examinations of the mobile phones found text message exchanges between Ward and two women asking if they could purchase methamphetamines on January 14 and 19 last year.

In response to one request for 0.2g from a woman on January 19, the court heard Ward replied: "For you anything, my sweet."

Ward had cooperated with police during the search of his property, admitting the cannabis and knuckle dusters, as well as the phones and scales, were his. …

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