A woman has been sentenced in Orange Local Court where she was convicted for having a blue-tongue lizard without a permit, supplying cannabis and dealing with proceeds of crime.
Sharna Astill, 27, of Amaroo Crescent, was found in possession of the lizard, 28 grams of cannabis and $4500, which was believed to be connected to the sale of the cannabis on January 10, 2018.
The items and reptile were found when police conducted a search warrant at her home.
According to police, at 4.50pm officers found a resealable plastic bag containing cannabis leaf that weighed 28 grams and she said she was selling the drug to her friends.
About 6.10pm police found $4500 in cash, which they suspected was connected to the cannabis.
Then close to 6.40pm police seized a blue-tongue lizard, which is a protected species, and Astill did not have a licence to possess it.
Magistrate David Day gave Astill a community-based custodial sentence of a 10-month Intensive Correction Order dating from April 26, for supplying a prohibited drug.
She was also given 50 hours of community service and is to undertake rehabilitation as part of the ICO.
For possession of the blue-tongue lizard Astill was fined $220.
She was also given an 19-month community correction order for dealing with proceeds of crime and the $4500 cash was forfeited to the crown.
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