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Pregnant dealer dodges jail for drug house meth trades

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Nicole Ann Chronis, 37, was “a mess” when she was dealing drugs for over a month to fund her own “serious habit”.The Adelaide Magistrates Court on Friday heard police drove past a Kurralta Park address known for suspected drug activity on May 11, 2021. They saw Chronis, who was disqualified from driving, get into a car and drive off.Police pulled her over and found 66.2g of GHB, also known as fantasy, in the front passenger footwell.Chronis denied knowledge of the drug.Facebook messages on Chronis’ phone revealed that she had been trafficking fantasy between April and May, 2021.Chronis, of Parafield Gardens, pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and had been in custody since November, 2021.“You said that the fantasy found in your possession … you had intended to trade with others for methamphetamine,” Magistrate Simon Smart said during sentencing.“And indeed you were en route to do so when intercepted by the police.”The court heard Chronis was dealing drugs to fund her own “serious habit”.“At the time … of these offences you described yourself as ‘a mess’,” Magistrate Smart said. “Your use of methamphetamine had spiralled out of control.”The court heard Chronis, who had previously worked in the hospitality sector and as a cleaner, was five months pregnant with her first child. The court heard Chronis had taken steps to rehabilitate and had no intention of using drugs again once released from custody. “Drug trafficking is regrettably extremely common … drugs lie behind a great deal of the offending seen by the courts,” Mr Smart said.He sentenced Chronis to 30-months jail, with a non-parole period of 13-months.The sentence was suspended on a $500, 18-month good behaviour bond, with supervision.

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