Short career as drug dealer



A FORMER registrar of the Kyogle Court House has hit rock bottom after being sentenced to two years and six months jail for drug trafficking in Western Australia. The Broome District Court was told Gary John Short's life began to fall apart when his marriage broke down. He left his job in Kyogle and moved to Western Australia.

In Western Australia he began his short and ill-fated drug-dealing career. Detectives who raided the 51-year-old's Broome apartment in September last year found 30 grams of methylamphetamine and two grams of cocaine in 64 clip sealed plastic bags and measuring scales. Police seized the drugs with $16,000 cash and a further $100,000 from Short's bank account before freezing his assets. The money, 28 years' worth of superannuation was confiscated after Short was declared a drug dealer. The Broome Advertiser reported that Short admitted to trafficking drugs from Sydney in his underwear. He is up for parole after 15 months. ? WILL JACKSON



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