PHONE-TAP TRAP: Guilty plea on ice supply charge

WEST Albury woman Amanda Harvie was a regular client of Malcolm Collins when his “ice” supplying around the Albury region was in full swing, a court heard yesterday.

Police involved with Strike Force Roder, set up to investigate Collins, monitored about 100 phone calls between him and Harvie.

She organised getting quantities of ice for herself and Collins supplying the drug to others.

But the tables turned in August, 2012, when Harvie managed to get access to a quantity of methamphetamine from another source.

She rang Collins on August 11 and asked if he was interested in “Aussies” which is a reference in the drug scene to an ounce (28 grams) of methamphetamine.

Collins said he was always interested in that sort of stuff and queried the price.

Harvie said she would check and rang back to tell Collins it was $1100.

Collins told her that the price would be $11,000 and not the smaller amount she mentioned.

He decided to go through with the supply and a meeting was arranged in West Albury about 20 minutes later.

Harvie, 46, of Myrtle Street, pleaded guilty in Albury Local Court yesterday to a drug supply charge and was committed for sentencing in the District Court at Albury in August.

Another drug-supply matter put on a certificate to go before the judge will be considered in the sentencing.

Magistrate Tony Murray ordered a pre-sentence report on Harvie.

He was told in tendered police facts that Harvie had contacted Collins on July 31 and asked him to supply her with methamphetmine for cash.

Collins asked Harvie whether she had any “greenery” there, which was an obvious reference to cannabis.

Harvie told him that there was cannabis available and asked what quantity he wanted.

He made a request for “a quarter” and she said that quantity was available.

They came to an agreement for Harvie to supply seven grams of cannabis in exchange for methamphetamine.