Gilmore drug dealer Josh Wood sentenced to life in prison for cocaine trafficking Canberra Times

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Police arresting a Canberra cocaine dealer found unusual evidence on his phone, including a video of him carrying a drone in his backyard. Among other things, there was an image of her smelling white powder from a number plate labeled “RACKTBL” in her kitchen. Rack is a common abusive term for cocaine. The dealer, Jose Anthony Wood, spent a week in prison after being arrested in May. The 29-year-old Gilmore man could not escape further detention on Wednesday when he was sentenced by an ACT magistrate’s court to 16 months in prison. The fact that police are monitoring Jamal Nchowki, who is facing drug trafficking charges, agrees with the fact that on April 30, Wood was seen giving a green bucket to Melba’s shops. Authorities then obtained a warrant to search Wood and his home, which was executed on May 14. In the kitchen cupboard, they found about 53 grams of cocaine, a homemade cocaine press, a digital scale set and other drug paraphernalia. They also found र 9985 in cash in Wood and his home. Wood was arrested, and subsequent investigations revealed that he had sent messages related to his drug business using the “yallgronks” handle via the Wickr encrypted app. After initially denying cocaine trafficking charges, Wood pleaded guilty in August. Additional court and crime news: In court Wednesday, his lawyer, Jacob Robertson, said Wood admitted to buying large quantities of cocaine for personal use and selling it to a group of 15 friends. He told the court that Wood was not motivated by greed or financial gain, although the 29-year-old admitted that he made a small profit by trading cocaine to people “within his circle”. Mr Robertson said community-based sentences would be appropriate. Prosecutor Elizabeth Raine described Wood as “similar to a street-level businessman.” She told the court that the evidence showed Wood had “relatively high-level connections”, however, arguing that the perpetrator sought to downplay his conduct. Ms Raine said Wood was selling drugs to her friends or strangers, noting that illicit drugs could harm her wherever she came from. He urged Magistrate Glenn Thexton to make the statement clear to both Wood and the community at large. Mr. Thexton’s intensive reform order eventually yielded appropriate results. He noted that Wood’s operation was not a “business venture” and that the man had no relevant criminal history. The magistrate said several character references on behalf of the 29-year-old man were “very much expressed trauma” in the insult. But Mr. Thexton said that good people can do bad things. He warned Wood that any violation of the court order, or similar insults in the future, would “almost certainly” see him shut down. Mr Thexton also observed that Wood had already suffered some “public embarrassment” after losing his job as a carpenter after being covered by the Canberra Times in his first court appearance. Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:



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