Lavington woman pleads guilty on drug charges

REBECCA Marie Davies yesterday pleaded guilty to a series of drug offences which came to light during two covert police operations.

Davies appeared in Albury Local Court through a video link from jail and magistrate Tony Murray adjourned her sentencing until September 30 for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

She entered guilty pleas to 14 drug supply matters, possessing a prohibited drug and possessing equipment for administering a prohibited drug.

Police established Strike Force Clavan in March last year to monitor drug supplying by Justin Hailey.

Calls and text messages showed Davies, 19, of Lavington, was Hailey’s business partner and girlfriend.

When Hailey was arrested and remanded, Davies began an association with Jarrod Groves.

Police set up Strike Force Omo to target Groves and became aware Davies was a close associate involved in supplying.

She was arrested on March 6 and granted Supreme Court bail with stringent conditions, one being to live with her uncle at Howlong.

Police became aware on July 4 Davies had breached bail.

When they asked Davies about failing to live with her uncle, she said it was “worse than jail living at Howlong”.

She was breached by police and remanded in custody.