Female dealer gets three years

A BALLINA woman convicted of supplying illicit drugs to undercover police will spend Christmas behind bars.

The 50-year-old was sentenced in Lismore District Court yesterday to three years' jail on two counts of supplying a prohibited drug. In sentencing, District Court judge J W Black also took a further 13 drug-related charges into account.

Vivian Joy Mitchell, also known as Vivian Joy Gladwin, will serve one year and nine months without parole after pleading guilty to the charges.

Her husband, David Allan Mitchell, was sentenced to two months' jail in August after pleading guilty in Lismore District Court to other drug-related charges.

Police facts tendered to the court said Vivian Mitchell supplied 11.4 grams of amphetamines and 32 ecstasy tablets to undercover police in June last year.

The facts said a search warrant of her home uncovered 5.2kg of cannabis with a street value of $65,000, 322 ecstasy tablets valued at $16,000, 37 grams of amphetamines valued at $5000, and 38 grams of cannabis seeds.



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