Phone taps land ice king in prison
POLICE used telephone intercepts to nab a Mountain Creek man trafficking methylamphetamines, ecstasy and pot, but that did not deter him.
Robert Michael Daldy, now 38, had been released on bail after also being charged with possessing $20,000 cash,
marijuana, LSD, methylamphetamines and a crossbow.
However, he was thrown behind bars less than a month later when he was caught with more drugs, tainted property and cash at Mountain Creek and Mooloolaba.
Daldy secured Supreme Court bail 15 days later, but was quick to set up a drug laboratory at Marcoola.
Daldy was sentenced to six years' jail after he pleaded guilty to 33 offences in Brisbane Supreme Court yesterday. He has served 456 days behind bars and will become eligible to apply for parole on May 24 next year.
Crown prosecutor Gary Churchill told the court that Daldy was operating mostly at street level with 14 customers, but there were some wholesale exchanges with a person police say was linked directly to the top of the Sunshine Coast drug syndicate.
He said police recorded 194 telephone intercepts between the men.
Mr Churchill said 75 of those were drug related and that Daldy met up with that man, who had at least 38 customers, at least 22 times
He said there were text messages discussing eight-balls, which is 3.5g of methylamphetamines.
HISTORY OF ROBERT DALDY
- April 24, 2012, search: Mountain Creek - 0.543g pure methylamphetamines packaged in 6.4g lots, LSD (acid), 90.1g of marijuana, $20,011 cash, used syringes, a crossbow, smoking pipes. Released on bail.
- May 17 search: Mountain Creek - finds included tick book, nine cryovac bags with 3.5kg of marijuana, 10.039g pure methylamphet- amines in 27.5g of crystal substance in 3.4g lots (36.5% purity), 12.28g powder containing 1.948g of pure cocaine (15.2% purity). Caribbean Resort unit at Mooloolaba - $4446 cash, 2.84g pure methylamphetamines, 11 pills with 0.327g of pure MDMA, 13 stolen surfboards. Remanded in custody but given Supreme Court bail on May 31.
- June 18 search: Marcoola - chemical smell of clandestine laboratory, evidence of explosion during methylamphetamine production in garage, found glassware for production. Kept in custody.
Prices: 454g marijuana $900; eight-ball of methylamphetamines (3.4g) $2000.