Rocky man was ‘blinded’ by drug addiction to meth and love

BLINDED by love and an addiction to methylamphetamine, Aaron James Simpson agreed to help his girlfriend.

Unfortunately his generosity landed him in the Rockhampton District Court yesterday.

The 30-year-old pleaded guilty to one count of producing a dangerous drug and two counts of supplying a dangerous drug in August last year.

Crown prosecutor Russell Hood told the court Simpson was associated with "serial cook" Naomi Sophia Phillip.

Phillip, 32, was sentenced to six years jail for trafficking last month.

Mr Hood told the court Simpson met Phillip through his cousin, who was dating her at the time.

When he was sent to jail, Simpson and Naomi's relationship "blossomed".

Mr Hood said the defendant actively prepared ingredients for Phillip's production.

He also organised the supply of an "eight ball" of meth, worth about $2000, and supplied a customer with 0.15g on another occasion.

Defence barrister Jeff Clarke said his client started abusing drugs when his grandmother passed away and he lost his job.

Judge Paul Smith sentenced Simpson to 18 months imprisonment, but was released on immediate parole.



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