Another month in jail for dealer

CONVICTED drug dealer Justin Lucas Hailey had been due to come home from jail in time for Christmas.

That changed yesterday when he copped an extra month.

Hailey, 24, of Lavington, appeared at Albury Local Court by video from Junee jail for sentencing for disqualified driving on June 5 last year.

This month District Court Judge Chris Robison jailed him on other charges but referred the driving penalty to magistrate Tony Murray who noted Hailey had three previous disqualified driving matters.

Barrister Christine Mendes suggested a penalty that wouldn’t defer a December 2 date, but Mr Murray said that would mean imposing no penalty for the offence.

Hailey was under drug squad surveillance when he phoned an associate when he couldn’t get his car in gear.

Judge Robison jailed him for two years with a minimum of 12 months backdated to November 3 for supplying 6.6 grams of methamphetamine.

Charges of supplying cannabis and a restricted substance were taken into consideration by the judge.

Hailey got two years with a minimum of 12 months for demanding property in company with menaces.