Former boxing pro supplied drugs for ‘sexual favours’

 

A FORMER professional boxer has confessed to police he supplied drugs to women in exchange for sexual favours, a court was told.

Shane Cole Braslin pleaded guilty in Southport District Court on Tuesday to four charges of supplying dangerous drugs.

Braslin, 40, admitted to police he was supplying drugs to women in exchange for sexual acts after they found clip seal bags and weighing scales in his car on January 6.

The court was told Braslin left school after Year 10 to pursue a career in boxing.

According to boxing's official record keeper, Box Rec, Braslin had four fights in the early 2000s in the super light division.

 

Shane Braslin in January, 2000. Picture: FILE.
Shane Braslin in January, 2000. Picture: FILE.

 

The court was told the father-of-three left his boxing career behind at 20 and started a plumbing apprenticeship.

Defence barrister Jason Buckland said after getting married and buying a house he started a plumbing business where he started "dabbling" in the drug ice.

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He said Braslin's drug use unravelled after his marriage broke down and the pressure of running a business became "overwhelming".

Mr Buckland said at the time police searched his client's car, officers had no evidence Braslin was supplying drugs and he was only charged because he confessed to the offence.

He said Braslin swapped ice to two different women on two occasions between December 21, 2019 and January 6, 2020.

Reading from the police summary, Mr Buckland said his client told police he would give two women 0.3g of ice a couple of times a week and 'Then we would do things in exchange for that', he said.

Mr Buckland asked the court to take into account the 93 days Braslin had spent in custody since his January 6 arrest.

Judge David Kent QC said Braslin would have been better off using his charm and personality to seduce women.

 

Shane Cole Braslin, left, has been sentenced in Southport District Court for supplying dangerous drugs. Picture: YOUTUBE.
Shane Cole Braslin, left, has been sentenced in Southport District Court for supplying dangerous drugs. Picture: YOUTUBE.

 

Mr Kent said he took into account the "high degree of assistance" Braslin gave police and the time he had already served in custody.

Braslin was convicted and sentenced to nine months in jail with an immediate release date and six months parole.

 

 

jodie.callcott@news.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

Originally published as Former boxing pro supplied drugs for 'sexual favours'



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