Bundy trafficker jailed for involvement in crystal meth ring

TENS of thousands of dollars were slipping through Gregory Alfred Wheat's hands every month as the manager of a Bundaberg-based methylamphetamines distribution network.

The 58-year-old initially worked on acreage as a grounds-keeper but as he became trusted he was promoted to the drug business.

Wheat occasionally got some of the cash he handled but he mostly profited through drugs for his own use and rent-free accommodation.

He had customers throughout the Burnett region, including Gympie, some retail and some larger transactions at a wholesale level to other couriers.

Brisbane Supreme Court heard on Monday that the quantities of money and drugs passing through his hands during a four-month trafficking period he was under surveillance was "significant".

Crown prosecutor David Finch said Wheat was selling methylamphetamines at $12,000 an ounce, noting four to six ounce sales during the period.

He said Wheat was working as the distribution manager for the principle target in a wider police operation.

The court heard another witness saw Wheat dividing methylamphetamines into smaller jars for distribution.

Justice James Douglas sentenced Wheat to five years jail, with parole eligibility after 15 months behind bars.

"You were close to the heart of a significant distribution network and actively involved in it," he said.



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