Dalby father avoids jail after selling drugs
A DALBY father sat with his feet up in the dock Thursday morning at Dalby District court as crown prosecutor Farook Anoozer recalled a three day drug spree in November, last year.
Khan Mihaka sat relaxed, dressed in a black shirt and board shorts as he pleaded guilty to three counts of supplying dangerous drugs.
"Through the days of November 23, 24, and 25, the defendant was charged with unlawful drug supply which included the drugs cannabis and methamphetamine," Mr Anoozer said.
"He had made the arrangements to sell via text message, the quantities of the exact amount are unknown to the court."
Defence lawyer Frank Martin told the court his New South Wales born client has struggled with drugs throughout his life.
"The defendant has been using cannabis for the last 20 years and has had an on and off relationship with ice over the last five years.
"He is a father to four kids and is currently a carer for his ex wife's aunt who is 62.
"He has no mental health issues and is physically healthy."
Judge Dennis Lynch sat up straight in his chair as he told the 38-year-old his fate.
"Both drugs are serious drugs, but the possession and use of methamphetamine is something the government are trying hard to stop, because it ruins lives," he said.
"Your are old enough the know the consequences of your actions.
"At this age I would have thought you would be past all this nonsense."
Khan was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment but was released immediately on parole.