Drug supplier loses bail plea, puts franchise dream on hold

A DRUG supplier who wants to open a franchise business in Lismore has had his bail request rejected while he awaits a sentencing appeal outcome.

Daniel Parshad, 26, was convicted and sentenced to serve two months of a 12-month jail term earlier this year for supplying methamphetamine worth about $7500, and ecstasy.

He has appealed the sentence, but the matter is not scheduled to be heard until February.

Crown prosecutor Ben Jackson told Brisbane Supreme Court on Friday that the accused did not profit from selling the drugs because he was acting as an intermediary between a dealer and their buyers.

Parshad's defence counsel said the accused, who was living in Crestmead, had not taken drugs since the offences happened in August last year and he planned to open a franchise in Lismore once the appeal against his sentence was finalised.

Justice Peter Flanagan said he could not grant bail because the accused had failed to show there was a reasonable chance the Queensland Court of Appeal would find the sentence excessive and overturn the two months in jail.

- APN NEWSDESK



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