A woman given a "life raft" with previous lenient sentences, was locked up after being caught trying to internally smuggle drugs into a jail.
Magistrate David Day told Kerri Michelle Bourke, 36, formerly of Nunns Lane and Rosedale Place, that she was given lenient sentences by a different magistrate for contravening Apprehended Violence Orders 13 times.
However, he said she only stayed out of trouble for about seven months before she was caught reoffending.
"She was thrown this big life raft with community corrections orders and 300 hours of community service and supervision," Mr Day said.
"She commits further offences having been thrown this life raft.
"She goes to visit someone in jail, and on these facts, was attempting to supply methamphetamine in a correctional facility where it would have been shared around using the same needle passing on any diseases one of them might have."
She was thrown this big life raft with community corrections orders and 300 hours of community service and supervision.Magistrate David Day
The court was told a man who Bourke had gone to visit at Wellington Correctional Facility had helped her when she was homeless so she wanted to thank him by bringing him methamphetamine. However, Mr Day said she could have made the man's situation worse.
"If he gets caught, and he would be caught with it on him, he gets it banged on to his sentence for longer," Mr Day said.
Bourke was detected by a sniffer dog when she visited the jail on June 30, 2019, and 0.3 grams of methamphetamine was found during a strip search.
Despite Bourke's solicitor saying she had never been given a custodial sentence before, Mr Day until at least November 30, 2020.
Mr Day gave her 12-month jail sentence with nine-month non-parole period for supplying a prohibited drug.
She was also given a seven-month jail term with four-month non-parole period for resisting police at Dubbo Police Station when she was arrested for not complying with bail conditions on October 11.
She was given a nine-months of jail with a six-month non-parole period for contravening a non-contact AVO by making phone calls and sending text messages to the protected person in July and August.
She was also given two 12-month intensive correction orders, which are community-based custodial sentences, that will start on her release from jail for possessing 1.6 grams of cannabis seed and resisting police in Byng Street on June 6.
Bourke is to appeal the jail sentences in District Court in December but Mr Day did not grant her bail for her appeal.
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