'Street level dealer' sold dope to support addiction

Gregory Vogler was jailed for trafficking in marijuana.
Gregory Vogler was jailed for trafficking in marijuana.

A TOOWOOMBA man who sold marijuana to support his own addiction has been jailed.

Gregory John Vogler pleaded guilty before Toowoomba District Court to trafficking in marijuana between April 30, 2014, and October 8, 2015, and to possessing a small amount of the drug found during a police search of his residence.

Prosecutor Cameron Wilkins told the court the charges arose mainly from text messages found on the 36-year-old's mobile phone and but for his own admissions to police the Crown case against Vogler would have been more difficult.

Vogler had made full admissions to police and admitted he had sold the drug to about 13 different customers.

Mr Wilkins said the trafficking charge was made up of about 31 separate supplies but conceded Vogler could be considered just a street level dealer though he claimed he had profited from the sales by about $1000 to $1500.

Defence barrister Robbie Davies produced a drug test certificate to the court showing Vogler was now clean of illicit drugs and no longer using.

The father of four had a good work record with only a minor criminal history and had used marijuana socially since he was about 21, Mr Davies submitted.

His client had entered an early plea of guilty and had co-operated with police, he said.

Judge Deborah Richards sentenced Vogler to 30 months in jail but ordered the term be suspended after he had served four months with the remainder of the sentence to hang over his head for the next three years.