Brendon Mark Coleman, 33, will serve at least 2.5 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of unlawful supply of a weapon and four of supplying a dangerous drug.
Brendon Mark Coleman, 33, will serve at least 2.5 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of unlawful supply of a weapon and four of supplying a dangerous drug.

Glock offered to want-to-be gangster drug dealer

A METHAMPHETAMINES addict offered what he called a "Port Arthur Massacre Glock" to a want-to-be gangster drug dealer who had planned to burglarise a police station.

The meth addict - Brendon Mark Coleman - will serve at least 2.5 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of unlawful supply of a weapon and four of supplying a dangerous drug.

The former Biloela resident was sentenced in Rockhampton District Court on August 31.

The man Coleman offered the guns to was Beau Rasmussen, 35, who was sentenced in the Supreme Court in Rockhampton on August 7 where the court heard he had planned to burglarise a police station to get his meth stash back.

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Rasmussen was convicted and sentenced over a six-month meth trafficking business where he sold at least 140.6g of meth worth $41,125 in 91 transactions.

Coleman's criminal activity was detected as police intercepted Rasmussen's phone.

He offered the two guns on October 2, 2018 - one being a "Port Arthur Massacre Glock" - a Glock 23 - and .22 calibre revolver.

He and made the supply offers in December - three in one day and received seven grams of meth from Rasmussen on the same day.

Coleman, 33, made three offers of supply of meth to Rasmussen and one to another associate.

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Defence barrister Tom Polley said in relation to the guns, Coleman was acting as a middle man.

He said Coleman had been using meth for four years prior to his arrest, every day he wasn't rostered to work at the mines.

Mr Polley said Coleman's defacto partner disagreed with his using of drugs and the couple split up.

He said about six months after his arrest, Coleman's sister picked him up and took him to Mackay where he had since rehabilitated, got a job and repaired his relationship with his former partner and their children.

Mr Polley said his client had also received psychology treatment for PTSD from childhood trauma.

Judge Leanne Clare said it was hard for her to sentence Coleman to the legislation requirement minimum of 2.5 years in actual custody after hearing about his childhood trauma, his great work history and life before he became addicted to meth.

She had to hand down the 2.5 year minimum because Coleman offered to sell firearms to a known drug dealer.

"The black market supply of such weapons is an inherent threat to public safety," Judge Clare said.

She ordered a head sentence of three years prison with parole release on March 1, 2023.


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