Suspended jail term for role in drug syndicate

Jessee Lea Williams

Jessee Lea Williams

JESSEE Lea Williams was yesterday given an 18-month suspended jail sentence over her involvement in a drug syndicate targeted by Albury police last year.

Williams, 22, of Campbell Court, Albury, appeared for sentencing in the District Court at Albury on two counts of supplying more than the indictable quantity of drugs.

Judge Chris Robison also took into consideration a drug possession charge and ordered Williams to have Probation and Parole Service supervision while on a suspended sentence bond.

She spent 13 days in custody last year before being released on bail and attending drug rehabilitation.

Drug squad detectives began Strike Force Yasmar in June last year to investigate the supplying of ice by Jesse James Clarke.

It was discovered through legal phone taps that Clarke was supplying large amounts of drugs, but did not use the highly addictive ice himself with his motive being financial gain.

Williams began a relationship with Clarke about July and intercepts revealed she was an ice user.

She was obtaining it from Clarke for herself and others in the region.

Williams received a text message on her phone at 1.18pm on August 6 from someone named Jayden, who said he was “looking for five or 10 depending on the price”.

She got in touch with someone in her phone contacts under the name of “Dallas the pill press” and ordered drugs.

Later Williams supplied 10 ecstasy tablets for $250.

She took part in supplying ice six times between July 11 and August 8.

She agreed to supply a total of 6.65 grams worth $3900.

Williams went to the Culcairn railway station on August 8 to collect Clarke, who was returning by train from Sydney.

Police arrested her and found 0.1 gram of ice during a search.

When interviewed by detectives, Williams admitted having an ice habit for 12 months and supplying the drug to associates.