Drugs charges for Urangan dad

TROY James Nielson got fair warning last month when he was sentenced to a six-month jail term and released on parole.

“If you want to stay out of jail you’re going to have to be squeaky clean,” Magistrate Graeme Tatnell told him on October 21.

His “squeaky clean” status lasted just four weeks.

Nielson already had $17,000 in unpaid fines and the longest traffic record the magistrate had ever seen but it was not a traffic matter that got him in trouble this time.

On November 16 Nielson was allegedly caught with five grams of the drug speed.

The 30-year-old Urangan father appeared in custody in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court last week to face drug charges.

Three young children were among the crowd of family and friends who sat in the back of the courtroom throughout the proceedings.

Defence solicitor John Milburn did not apply for bail for Nielson.

The case was set for committal on January 25.



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