Drug dealer made $8000 in an hour: police

DRUG dealer Dustin Raymond John Davey was making $8000 for an hour's work before his lawless ways landed him in jail, a court has heard.

After fleeing a car crash, police officers found a sawn-off shotgun and a balaclava in the abandoned vehicle.

The 20-year-old was brought from prison to Toowoomba Magistrates Court for yesterday's sentence on 10 offences committed in November and December of 2012.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Mike Robinson said the unlicensed Davey ran away from an unregistered Holden Commodore he was driving after colliding with another car on Alderley St about 6.20pm on November 8, 2012.

A search of the vehicle found documents that linked the car to Davey as well as a water pipe, a black balaclava and a single barrel shotgun with a modified stock and shortened barrel.

Sgt Robinson said Davey was later found at Surfers Paradise and admitted in a subsequent interview he had been drinking rum and smoking cannabis before driving.

Charges of supplying drugs were laid against Davey after a police search of his Torrington bedroom on December 8, 2012, found a bag of cannabis weighing 471.3g as well as another bag weighing 32.07g.

Sgt Robinson said Davey told officers by breaking a bag similar to the one found in his room down into smaller weights he could sell them in an hour to make about $8000.

Defence solicitor Phil Stainton said his client was currently serving a four-year sentence for a previous home invasion and robbery.

Mr Stainton noted Davey's parole release eligibility date was April 30 this year.

Magistrate Bruce Schemioneck sentenced Davey to six months in prison.

He made clear it would not affect his parole eligibility date.

Davey was also banned from driving for nine months.

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