Woman sentenced for running drugs to Cowra

A woman who was caught running drugs to Cowra will spend the next 12 months on a section nine good behaviour bond.

Dikea Marie Millgate, 24, was sentenced in Cowra Local Court on Wednesday, March 7 after pleading guilty to supplying cannabis greater than the indictable amount but less than commercial quantity and one count of possess a prohibited drug.

Facts tendered at court reveal that Millgate had picked up a parcel containing two packages of cannabis from Gooloogong Post Office  on September 20 last year.

She was stopped by police on the Lachlan Valley Way about 1.30pm that day.

Facts say that police found about 1.6kg of cannabis in the boot of Millgate’s Holden Commodore.

She admitted to picking up the parcel but refused to tell police who she was delivering the parcel too.

At court, solicitor Geoff Casey, representing Millgate, said his client was “foolish”. 

“She foolishly agreed to pick up the parcel at Gooloogong,” Mr Casey said.

“She is aware now of the consequences.”

Magistrate Michael O’Brien said Millgate’s actions gives opportunity for the availability of drugs to flourish.

“The availability of drugs can often only happen because there are persons who are willing to participate in that activity. People saying no to doing something wrong makes it that much harder for those who do want to profit from the demise of others,” Magistrate Michael O’Brien said.

“But when people are willing to participate then those activities can flourish.”