News

Mum sent to jail for dealing meth

A BUNDABERG mum-of-six, who became pregnant after being charged with trafficking methamphetamine, will spend six months behind bars.

In the Bundaberg Supreme Court today Jasmin Emille Biggs, 37, was sentenced to a head sentence of three years jail after pleading guilty to dealing the drug between December 2014 and January 2015.

Biggs was arrested as a result of her association with Joshua Edward Burden, 28, who was the primary target of a police operation.

Burden was sentenced to a head sentence of four years jail after he pleaded guilty to a string of drug charges, including trafficking, in March last year.

Today Crown prosecutor Greg Cummins said the pair exchanged between 50-60 text messages a day, which showed Biggs was a street level dealer selling methamphetamine for Burden.

He said the trafficking showed some sophistication, with Biggs using codes and drumming up potential customers.

"On one particular day she sent out 18 text messages advertising methamphethamine for sale," he said.

Yesterday defence barrister Callan Cassidy said his client had led a troubled life, which included two volatile relationships.

He said Biggs had no contact with her four children from her first marriage and a 23-month-old and eight-month-old from her most recent relationship.

Mr Cassidy submitted his client was merely a "runner" who Burden, who exploited her low intelligence.

In determining the sentence, Justice McMeekin said the difficult set of circumstances had to take into consideration Biggs' troubled background, which was a sad tale.

But he said Biggs had become pregnant knowing she would have to face the consequences after being arrested.

"If I'm disturbing a family it's because she brought a child into the world when most women would have been very careful," he said.

Biggs will be released on parole in September.

Topics:  buncourt drug trafficking methampetamine supreme court



Flash flooding affecting roads across Bundaberg region

Some roads remain open but authorities urge caution

Car crashes into fence, two taken to hospital

CRASH: A car crashed through a fence on Walker St just before 1am.

Four assessed after early morning car crash

BREAKING: Three cars collide in wet weather

CARS COLLIDE: Emergency services on the scene of a thre-car crash at intersection of Faldt and Mimnagh Stts, Norville.

Second accident in four days at intersection

Local Partners

Make a bid for it at auction

EVERYTHING from excavators to extinguishers are among the items listed for sale at the monster Childers Rotary Auction.


Soldiers' stories at Moncrieff

Moncrieff Entertainment Centre.Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail

Realities of life for a soldier.

Strassman show to poke fun at technology addiction

LOT OF LAUGHS: Comedian and ventriloquist David Strassman.

Ventriloquist returns to Bundaberg with laughs every 10 seconds

MKR villain claims producers ‘blackmailed’ him

AFTER being branded the biggest jerk on My Kitchen Rules, Josh has hit back at the show with explosive claims about being “blackmailed” by producers.

Queens of the Stone Age, The xx to headline Splendour 2017

Queens of the Stone Age will headline Splendour in the Grass 2017.

LCD Soundsystem also playing three-day music festival at Byron in July.

MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT: Bride has regrets after break-up

Susan was having second thoughts about ending her relationship with Sean.

Sean's bride Susan was clearly having second thoughts.

‘I feel sh*t’: Agonising Married At First Sight split

Vanessa breaks down during her miserable break-up with Andy over fish and chips.

IT’S the MAFS break-up we knew would eventually happen.

Married at First Sight's controversial groom laying low

MAFS’ Anthony chooses to stay with wife Nadia at their vow renewal.

Anthony in hiding after backlash over his MAFS appearance

Seven, Nine’s crazy cyclone battle

Ruth Western ain't got time for Cyclone Debbie.

Reporters are battling fierce winds, and locals who won’t play ball.

MAFS bride shops around new love story

Nadia Stamp has put a price tag on her new man.

Nadia is shopping her $4000 new man ... and it’s not Anthony.

Coffee king snaps up gym

Mooloolaba Healthworks site sells for $2.1million

Luxury hotel expands $400m water park development

Developer to push on with second stage of massive new water park

Oceanside commercial opportunity in Sunshine Coast hot spot

Adjoining Kings Beach redevelopment sites "one of a kind''

Dalwood waterfall up for sale

Two people have died at Dalwood Falls, Ballina.

How would you like to own your very own waterfall?

There's a new type of home buyer in Bundy

WELCOME CHANGE: The Bundaberg property market is attracting interstate investors.

Southerners, baby boomers changing market for the better.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!