• Ice syndicate dealer gets prison time


    A MID-LEVEL player in a drug syndicate running out of Wangaratta has been sentenced to five months jail.

    Jamie Partington, 24, of Wangaratta faced Wangaratta Magistrates Court on Wednesday and pleaded guilty to a charge of trafficking a drug of dependence in 2014.

    He also faced a number of driving offences for which he was convicted and fined $400 plus $117 in costs.

    Crown prosecutor Max Perry said Partington trafficked methylamhetamine, commonly known as ice, between January 2014 and his arrest in September 2014, when local police broke up the multi-million dollar drug syndicate.

    Mr Perry said Partington was provided with a house by the ringleader of the syndicate, Jessica Fogarty, 26, to complete drug deals and had an “extensive involvement” in the drug ring.

    The court also heard he collected debts for Fogarty and dealt methlyamphetamine to support his own habit and was not dealing the drug for monetary gain.


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