Kangaroo Flat mother sells drugs to fund addiction

A YOUNG Kangaroo Flat mother started selling hash cookies to fund her cannabis addiction, a court has heard.

Alysha Healey, 23, was yesterday handed a community corrections order over a list of 15 charges ranging from drug trafficking to driving under the influence of methamphetamines.

Healey pleaded guilty in the Bendigo Magistrates Court to possessing more than one ounce of cannabis and multiple bags of hash cookies that were found in her Kangaroo Flat home on March 8.

Police seized 31 grams of cannabis, along with a police scanner and digital scales after searching Healey’s house in a bid to find her former partner, who had a warrant issued for his arrest.

The court heard Healey resisted arrest at the time and had to be restrained into a divisonal van, where she abused police.

According to the police summary, Healey told one female officer: “You’re dead, I’m going to light you up.”

Healey later admitted to police that her former partner, and father of their two-year-old child, had been hiding in a shed at her house against her wishes.

In separate charges, Healey pleaded guilty to driving while unlicensed and attempting to take a controlled weapon into a prison. 

Police searched her car as she attempted to visit her current boyfriend at Loddon prison in Castlemaine on December 23, 2012, and found a flick knife in her handbag.

Defence lawyer Peter Baker said his client forgot she had the weapon and said she had got into the habit of carrying a knife because of “people who were chasing her former partner”.

Mr Baker said her reason for driving unlicensed to Castlemaine was prompted by “frustration and desperation” to see her partner before Christmas.

She was handed an eight-month community corrections order.

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