Mur'bah mother faces 9 months' prison over ice supply

Martin Sykes

A 50-YEAR-old Murwillumbah mother has been jailed for nine months for possessing and supplying methylamphetamine (ice).

Jennifer Elizabeth Gorrel faced Murwillumbah Local Court on Wednesday, charged with two counts of supplying a prohibited drug, three counts of possessing a prohibited drug and two counts of failing to appear in court.

Between 5.10 and 7.50pm April 23, police attended her Prince St home along with drug detection dog, Wilson.

Police produced a search warrant, which was granted by Murwillumbah Local Court after reports Gorrel was supplying illicit drugs to the Murwillumbah community.

According to court documents, Gorrel was given the opportunity to inform police of any illicit drugs in the home.

At this point, she claimed there was a single tin of cannabis and one small bag of methylamphetamine in her bedroom.

After searching the room and finding the cannabis and 1g bag of ice, police discovered another bag of ice - the same size - on the bedroom floor.

Gorrel told police she "didn't know where the plastic bag of drugs came from".

A further search of the home found an additional 6.5g of cannabis.

Police also found Gorrel, who is on a disability pension, with a small amount of methadone in her possession in the early hours of April 10. 

Gorrel had previous convictions which included driving whilst disqualified, common assault, PCA, and possessing a prohibited plant.

She is eligible for release on May 25, 2015.

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