Drug, theft and assault convictions keep man in jail

LAVINGTON man Justin Lucas Hailey will remain in jail until December after being sentenced in the District Court at Albury on drug supplying, assault and theft matters.

Hailey, 24, has been on remand since last year after his arrest by Albury drug squad detectives.

He was apprehended for drug supplying after Operation Clavan began in March last year to target the criminal activities of several people including Hailey.

Judge Chris Robison imposed a two-year jail sentence on Hailey with a minimum of 12 months backdated to November 3 for supplying 6.6 grams of methamphetamine from May 16 to August 1.

Charges of supplying cannabis and supplying a restricted substance were taken into consideration when Judge Robison sentenced Hailey.

He received a two-year sentence with a minimum of 12 months, expiring on December 2 this year, on a charge of demanding property in company with menaces.

A cigarette lighter and packet of cigarettes were stolen from a man in Wagga Road at Lavington on July 25 last year.

Drug squad officers had obtained a phone intercept warrant in May last year. They monitored more than 22,000 calls, including Hailey’s.

It was established he was selling 0.1 gram of ice for $100 and regularly got calls from associates.

He was in contact with about 10 clients and on 31 occasions agreed to supply, offered to supply or took part in supply of small amounts of 0.1 gram to one gram.

Hailey also supplied cannabis and he agreed on four occasions to provide seven grams.

There was another occasion when Hailey agreed to supply 14 grams.

The total amount he distributed was about 50 grams.

He provided amounts of methamphetamine and cannabis in exchange for more than $6700.

Hailey was with Michael Alan Witt when a disabled man was ass-aulted and had items stolen from him about 10.35pm on July 25.

The other charges against him taken into consideration on sentencing where a theft from a car at Lavington on July 12 and an assault occasioning actual bodily harm offence seven days later.