Mum-to-be jailed for trafficking methamphetamine

CLUTCHING her baby bump, an emotional Jane Amanda Frahm had only one thing to tell the judge.

"He ruined my life," she said from the dock of the Supreme Court in Rockhampton.

The 23-year-old Emerald woman was yesterday sentenced to three years jail for trafficking methamphetamines between September 1, 2011, and March 3, 2012.

The court heard Frahm became the bookkeeper for her drug-dealing former partner, recording details of his debts and transactions in notebooks.

Crown prosecutor Joshua Phillips said police found the notebooks during a raid of the couple's Emerald address on March 2, 2012.

When interviewed by police, Frahm admitted they were hers.

Mr Phillips said the operation involved a sum of about $10,000.

Defence barrister Jeff Clarke told the court Frahm started using meth when she was 17, but her use escalated after her father's death.

Mr Clarke said entries in the notebooks showed she was under the control of her partner, but he said she was also motivated to become involved to feed her own drug habit.

However, Mr Clarke said Frahm had made steps towards rehabilitation. He said she was in a new relationship and attending regular counselling.

While Justice Duncan McMeekin conceded her personal circumstances were sad, he said the seriousness of the charge was too great not to order a term of actual imprisonment.

Frahm will be released on parole on December 11.



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